2) With secondalto's help, got past a stuck spot in the cya_ficathon story, and I might achieve first draftage today. At around 12K words. Gulp. (And I continue to love the request, which nails down just enough while leaving me with plenty of room for invention.) Or I might not: while the kitten was supervising me in the bath just now, I got a motor running about a subplot in the NaNoWriMo project. And I still need 6K words there to "win". So perhaps that will be today's project.
3) Happy belated birthday to elementalv! Remember that story feedback makes an awesome present for writers.