After struggling yesterday, I really needed a good day today, and I got it with 25 pages. I'm closing in on the end of this book and would like to finish it Sunday. That would give me three weeks to write the next book before its drop-dead date. A couple of years ago I would have said, "Three weeks? Eh . . . no sweat." Now it's more like, "Oh, man, can I do it?" Nothing like a little suspense.