I'm going into battle mode. I've got a scientific article for a dog journal due Wednesday and was only just able to catch the interview I needed with the lead researcher late this morning. I was out all afternoon and this evening and so will spend all of tomorrow puzzling out the pieces of how the story fits together. I've already written about half the article, but I really wish I had a few days to let the piece sit so I could look at it with fresh eyes before turning it in. Still, no complaints. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to land the interview, so I'm just relieved to have that behind me. Tomorrow I'll brew a big pot of coffee, line up a row of the Weight Watchers double chocolate muffins, and have at it. No coming up for air until it's done. Luckily, I do well on tight deadlines. Brings out the competitor in me.