People fear public speaking more than death. (Except, no suicide note ever read, "I couldn't face the keynote.")
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. (I sincerely hope to meet the original utterer of this in hell.)
And apparently we have a twit named Dr. Rodger Duncan to blame for this stubborn case of banal warts: "No one on his deathbead ever said, 'I wish I'd spent more time at the office.'"
No, Doc. But a lot of people do wish on their deathbed they had achieved something more meaningful with their lives, which they might have done if they weren't working watching the clock and working for the weekend all the time.
I'd say it's about time you get back to the office and write something new.