Remember that book chapter I was supposed to be writing? I got half of it finished and then I never got back to it. I emailed the editor about it last week and got a response this morning. It’s too late for me to get the finished version to him. Oh, well. I’ll probably recycle it into something else, like using some of it to beef up an article I’m turning in today.
The lesson I’ve learned from this is that I’m much better at sprinting than at marathons when it comes to writing. Short and to the point. Book chapters (or even whole books) are much longer than I’m able to write at this time.