In other news, I finished off the second set of twenty articles for the book yesterday morning, emailing them in from Barista's while having my morning latte in a fashion that made me feel decidedly writerly and urbane.
That should, hopefully, be it for me and writing deadlines for a while. I'm still going to be writing, of course, but it'll be nice to know that I'll have the time to do such trivial extras as starting to think about my Christmas shopping.
(I don't think I'll be buying a lot, this year. But I'm going to try and start thinking about it right away, rather than panicking about it in three weeks' time, which would be my normal pattern...)