Sustained only by some old notes, I've been writing what I thought was going to be the actual text of my presentation at an upcoming Tolkien conference. I know that I'll have only 20 minutes for this, but I started writing last week, intermixed with a lot of other activities, and I've just now gotten to the start of the main point and I already have 2,000 words.
This is how all my papers get to be an hour long. But I don't have that luxury this time. I have to back up and start again.