Okay, finally had a spark when I opened up Ch. 21, so I just spent several hours reading back through SOTM ( skimming the sex scenes ) to get myself acquainted with where I was, and wrote the next scene.
It's a brief one, but it's forward progress.
Caught a one word ( name ) error in a previous chapter. I had originally given Turner a different name, and apparently didn't notice that I'd actually named him before coming up with the better ( and more appropriate ) name for him. I'm just going to leave it. It's a single mention a couple of chapters before the character even becomes truly relevant, and I hate to put in an edit everywhere for something so tiny. Ditto for naming the prostitute that broke in Matthias in a chapter of SOTM, even though I didn't recall doing so. It contradicts "Breakin' in the Boy", but I'm going to leave it as well. If someone calls them out, I'll just have to accept getting caught in a mistake. LOL
That thread I thought I left dangling wasn't dangling as much as I thought. It is something that needs to be addressed soon in the storyline, but not something that has as much urgency as I believed it did. I'd mused where that thread was going far in advance, and for some reason, I thought I was farther along in writing that plotline than I actually was. Where it is right now is fine until it feels natural to pick it up again... Which actually feels like this chapter, because Ebonar is going to want to get something done while Zoraster is following his obsession.
Anyway, I'm back up to speed, and making at least a tiny bit of progress. We'll see how long it lasts. I'm in a later-than-usual surge of writing. With the boy out of school, I didn't have as much time to sleep as I usually did during my end of the year time off. Took me a lot longer to get caught up. Unfortunately, I'm back to full time now at the first of the year, so I hope it doesn't cause me to fizzle out.
Cross your fingers.