Goddamn, do I have some more respect for people that write lengthy fake newspaper pieces. I just wrote one myself and it was a mutha-fucker to write. Seriously. I have not procrastinated that much on purpose for awhile.
But these types of things are good for me. Push my boundaries, try my patience (what little I have) and move on.
Now I just need a friend who works at a major newspaper to have a look at it. Am I frightened to death? You bet.