In a few hours from now, I take up the challenge. Not going to write a novel (50,000 words is a virtual novella, really), but I am going to get a bulk of a draft of one completed. It’s going to be incredibly tough going since this is the time during the term when I get Incredibly Bad Proposals for Incredibly Bad Research Papers from students. I am already quite behind in my grading due to selfish matters, but I really miss writing, and I hate having to halt everything for the annoying-duty-that-pays-the-bills. Anyway, here goes nothing…or something, hopefully.