I'm getting close to the exit ramp on my current project. But, because my manuscript draft is the beta-reader stage, I know there is an approaching sign I must accept. The U-Turn. U-Turns in writing happen while revising. This is the moment when we realize we have forgotten something and have to backtrack to retrieve what has been left behind. We may decide in the end that we didn't need it after all. But, if we don't go back, we won't know for sure. Once we get to our final destination--the final revision for the finally final revision--then we will know if that U-Turn was worth the extra time or not. Quite often it is even if we decide not to use that thing we wondered about, that thing we thought we had better get, that thing we might not need but someone else might. Maybe it isn't needed today for this project. Maybe it is needed tomorrow for the next one.