What I learned after 50,000+ words: 1. It took me 47,000 words to figure out what my story was about, 2. 32,000 words (or so) to realize I had no villain, and 3. the first 1,666 words to see that this whole thing was, indeed, possible. On the one hand, I increased my average productivity fourfold. On the other, the quality isn't comparable to The Brakan Correspondent . . . but Get Well Soon isn't total crap, either. My favorite bit so far: when my villain asks my protagonist the rhetorical question, "Do I look like an asshole?" my protagonist (who isn't human, but has a fondness for synthetic human prostitutes -- cyborgs, essentially) thinks to himself that he had seen his share of assholes, they really were quite cute, and, no, this fellow wasn't half as goodlooking as your average asshole. That should give you an idea of the overall caliber of this story ;o) A fun, clever, and exciting finish eludes me, but even with TBC, I didn't have all the details worked out until the very end. D.