The story has two problems. First, it's way too long, and second it's about the most boring thing I've written in years. Somehow, the combination of the two just doesn't make it likely to ever go any farther than a first draft.
However, I have to admit it's been interesting to work in present tense. I switch between it and past tense for the backstory parts. And I will finish it, though probably not tonight (this morning). I've done a little over 3,000 words today, and they did not come easy. I also snuck in about 500 words on my last article for the dare. About 500 more words on it and I'll be done.
But there are still a few rewrites to do in the next two days.
After I get some sleep.