But I have a more respectable reason, too. A month or so ago, Nick said I should write a novel, and I joked that my typical MO when it comes to such huge projects is to get 4/5ths of the way through, then abandon it. The truth is, I did write such a project about 2 years ago, and just as I said, I'd almost finished it, then stopped. The thread revived the subject, and I felt ashamed of having put so much work into a piece without completing it, so two weeks ago I pulled it out and began a final revision. Now I'm determined to finish it, even if it just goes back into the file cabinet afterwards - I just want to be able to say it's done. So for the next couple of weeks, I will be doing that, and will announce when it's finished.