1) Start a thread on the Progress Journals forum. Check 2) Write about my progress in the book so far. I have just passed the 10,000 word mark in my new Urban Fantasy novel (Working Title: TBD) about my protagonists discovering the existence of the supernatural when their spree of bank robberies gets hijacked by a vampire building a rep as a supervillain. Check. 3) Finish the book. It took me 2 and a half years to write my novel-length Doctor Who fanfic, but now that I am using Scrivener instead of Microsoft Word I am writing about 3 and a half times as quickly as I was before. My birthday is in late May, I would like to be done with the first draft of my vampire novel by then. EDIT: So "My birthday is in late May, I would like to be done with the first draft of my vampire novel by then" has not happened, but as of this update, I have broken out of my too-many-months-long slump and am not only writing again, but writing even faster than I had been when I started this Journal.