I'm owning up. I suspect the L word, rhymes with "haziness" was a big factor here. I started, got some stuff down, left it a bit. Next thing: hey, I've still got 2 weeks/a week/6/5/4/3/2/1 days/4 hours/2 hours . . . and then realising that crap, I've left it too late and I haven't got the strength of will to pull an all-nighter and get the damn thing in. Schoolwork, you have a reverse incentive to get work done - that is, if you don't, you get in trouble. So as this is a "contest", how about we make a sign-up list beforehand, and then anyone who doesn't hand in their piece on time serves a 24-hour game ban? Either that, or cut the time available drastically. A week. Hell, with what Dorkman said (correctly) most of us could probably force out 2,000 words in a couple of days. If we had a near-constant flow of prompts and entries, then a) there'd be less hype about individual contests, b) it wouldn't matter so much if people didn't do them all, and c) it'd be an incredibly difficult and thankless task to organise, so maybe people could take turns. Or just run it as an exercise, and have a well-advertised 'championship round' with colours every month or so . . . I'm very much just rattling off ideas as they come into my head here, mainly because I feel guilty and want to go and skulk somewhere. (Also because I've just realised I must've written a good 300 words in this post, and as such proved Dorkman's point for him to my own embarrassment). In the cause of trying to keep this first month alive, however, I move for a one-week extension, on the condition that those who submit during the extension period are ineligible for colours, on the grounds of their being a looong way in the wrong here. And, before I go and hide, I'd like to thank Dorkman, for taking the time to oversee this; and to apologise on my own behalf and hopefully that of other would-be entrants for spoiling what should have been pretty good fun.