First, this thread was an excellent idea.
Second, my plan barely qualifies as a plan. My initial strategy has been shelved for later. I had permission from the creator of the Breachworld roleplaying game to write a fan-fic based on his setting. I never did get a straight answer in the other thread about whether this would qualify as "original" or not under the rules. I decided to back away.
Instead, I am just going to write another goofball story, a spin-off of my current project. The characters in Alien Fiction are designed to be easy to write, so I can knock out 5000 words easily enough.
April will be nuts for me too.
I am actually more excited about my audio book. I figured out a way to record Alien Fiction at home with only an acceptable amount of background noise. I got the equipment set up just yesterday. As a podcaster, this is sort of a game-changing breakthrough for me.