I was a bit worried about hitting my deadlines over October. The work that I do, that pays the bills and puts veggie-bacon on the table, was going to be very intense. However, now that the government is having a collective nervous breakdown about the whole thing, I will only be working a couple of days a week. This means I actually have to time to put words on the page. My life is hectic, and these extra and unexpected days to write feel like a very precious gift. I won't squander them.