if only in first draft. I have been struggling with this thing for more than twenty years and have been writing it on and off for thirteen months. I sequestered myself like a chipmonk in a deserted campground in the Sierra at Lassen National Park for a week and got 'er done. Promisingly, I got as much or more done in coffee shops in Shingletown, Susanville, and Chico as in the campground. I was in Starbucks when I wrote "FINIS" across the page at long, long, long last.