Ha! What a difference a month makes!
The "2 books at a time" thing just didn't work for me. As soon as I got one movie going in my head, the other movie would intrude. Kind of like sitting a theater and you're all intent on the movie in front of you, then you hear the action scene from the movie in the next theater and you start to wonder what's happening.
I put one book aside (Pried) and focused on Whole instead. This is my Alice in Wonderland book, and just like Alice, I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole and ended up in a strange new world. The book turned out to be crazy and chaotic, but that's what I was aiming for (or so I tell myself).
The movie really started playing and now I'm writing the final scene in the book. I want to wrap it up today, let it sit for a day, go back and assemble and re-read, then Monday I'll dig back in and start working on Pried.
Maybe I need to complain about writing more often! It seems it gave me a real kick in the butt, at least for this book.