So, I did dive in, but not into my YA. Instead, I found myself revising my picture book about a sea lion pup. PB is so different from MG and YA that it felt like a wave out of nowhere-the perfect ride. This was a big reminder for me when I get blocked, to go to another manuscript and don't hesitate!
Note: the sea lion above was a patient at PMMC, and she was released. To identify her at the facility, animal care volunteers shaved her fur in the shape of letters.