Yeesh, I'm a pain when I'm sick. :)
Please disregard most of yesterday's whimpering. Aardvark will be written as planned, and if it ends up being 35,000 words instead of a novel, then that's what it is. It's a challenge for me structurally but that is NO REASON not to write it. (And is in fact a reason TO write it!)
I'm going to finish Raoul's editing so I can get back to full-time writing on Aardvark, and I'm going to get over this cold so I stop being such a colossal baby.
And I'm sure we'll all be relieved. :)