"Helios Hyperion" also got very interesting in my brain. Am writing a bit of past flashback in that universe. The plot once it starts moving forward again gets sticky. No, not that way. Well, okay, that way, but mostly: What do you have once the spell that lets you all pretend Dawn is normal goes away? And Dawn is in fact no longer entirely normal? You have a glorious conflict-ridden story, that's what you have!
And then there's all the previous WIPs.
Two ficathon stories. One of them I'm dreading. The other should be fun. If I can ever get started on them. By Armistice Day, it'll be all over and I can resume writing like a French peasant cooks. adarog told me the other day that Madeleine L'Engle described her process this way. I found the metaphor comforting, because my process has begun to alarm me.
In conclusion, you can all worry that Buffy fandom is fading all you like. I have another several hundred thousand words of Giles stories in me, and I'll be writing them whether you read 'em or not. So there!