I may have to resign myself to the fact that I won't get this done and betaed by the 28th. I just don't have the time to sit down wrangle it all together and somehow still manage to leave time for someone else to have a look at. It's not likely to happen. :( That doesn't mean I don't intend to finish it though. I may just have to do something else with it when I'm done. Also, I kind of think I got too far away from the theme for it to fit anymore and I don't want to sacrifice what I wrote to force it.
I did some editing today and I dunno if I'll do some actual writing or not. I can try my best to write this weekend and if I finish it and some lovely betas (at least 2) are able to get it back to me in a couple days to make last minute edits, then I can do it. But I don't want to force myself and then wind up with something I don't really like or something that gets rejected because I should have spent more time on it.
Since you're not getting a snippet today, have a lovely resource instead: 36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity For Free
. I meant to post that a while ago.