I need to check how many years the book with a deadline this week has been in the works, but . . . as of last night at about 10:30, it’s all in one piece and that piece is a near-final draft. … I’d spent time on that chapter earlier in the week before I decided that this was one of those tasks that, if I let it, it would suck up every scrap of energy and time we had, so it needed to be shown who was boss.