I'd just like to note that if I post even less frequently than usual over the next few weeks, it's because I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, and will therefore be attempting to churn out a brand-new YA novel at a ridiculously accelerated pace. It will be even more accelerated by the fact that I joined a week into the month.
This compels me to point out that deadlines can be an amazing motivator. If I can churn out 50,000 words of rough draft in three weeks, well, what CAN'T I do? (Answer: move objects telekinetically, impel people to publish my writing, and plenty of other exciting things.)