I have but 8 days until my final manuscript is due for my MFA, and I really need to pay attention to that rather than this in that timeframe. I humbly request a leave of absence from now until the 1st of May so that I can produce something worth a damn.
Somehow I think you guys will be OK with it.
So I’ll see you on the other side, and thanks for your understanding. And when I get the blasted thing published, you can say “hey, don’t worry about that one time you took a week off” by buying like, four copies each. That’d be stellar.