You’re in the final throes of a novel. This is always painful, but it’s even more painful when you suspect that your plot is coming apart at the seams, and you lost your sewing kit somewhere around chapter 15. Characters have not arc-ed, your premise is wobbly, and your hope that it would be the one novel that you wouldn’t have to spend more time rewriting than writing has been cruelly dashed. Your hopes and your disappointment are no less painful because you’ve been through this a good eight or more times before: you are like the reincarnated bowl of petunias in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, plummetting to earth and wailing, "Oh no, not again."**
In this dire environment, there is only one comfort. The original 90210 series is newly, miraculously and weekly available from your local video store.
Heavens be praised.
** In fact, this is occurring in more than the world of writing, but I digress.