If these counts are final and if Dantana Skywalker is still willing to excuse herself from the grand prize, I don't want it either because I had it in May...does that mean we're getting a fairly new author to have a sticky? That's exciting! That said, 60K...I...just...can't...even...wow! That was awesome! I forgot to respond. My approach is similar to @Findswoman's, with one difference - her fics have been brewing for about a decade and a half, mine are reworks of a silly self-made comic from 1993, a silly dream-turned-short-story from early 1996 and the rest are numerous derivatives. And funny enough, I have problems with one of my longfics because I created an outline. It makes no sense, but I wish it had no arc it has in its first quarter. I guess different people have different approaches. The point was to write more, not to write for a prize. Sorry to yak.