Having found the key to writing productively and satisfyingly, I quickly stopped. In January of 2011, I took on a full-time job that left me very little time for anything else. I moved to a new part of the world, and spent long days getting a high-profile but politically-hobbled project off the ground. After my late 2010 burst of energetic and productive writing, I found myself unable to keep up anywhere near the same pace. Every now and then, I found time for a story to give me a break from the week's frustrations.