JTR: I did NaNoWriMo (writing a novel in 30 days) again last year. The first year I wrote the daily suggested amount until Thanksgiving. The second year, until Nov 15. The third year, I lasted 5 days. Last year ...
Me: [bracing myself]
JTR: Last year I finished.
Me: Wow! Congrats!
JTR: Yeah. I copied the "WINNER" banner onto my web page.
Me: So let's meet again with our writing club. I haven't touched my novel in 4 months, and one of my New Year's Resolutions is to finish a draft.
Me: I like our writing club because I can always count on you for honesty. Like the time you told me, "You know how there were redeeming points about my story? Yeah, I can't say the same about your story."
JTR: [laughing] Ah, yeah.