The writing is finally flowing a bit more easily. I have also started to dream about this book, which I think means the channel for this work to come through is finally open. I awaken at morning and feel a stir of excitement to get back to the story, to make up for all the months I have lost to wringing my hands and thinking this process has to be hard. It was hard. Truly, the only thing that's changed, other than the fact that I am further along in the narrative, is my conscious decision that this could be easy. I actually sat on my bed one morning and said: Please let this be easy. I can't say it has become easy, exactly, but I have begun to enjoy the engagement so much more, to remember that I actually love and learn so much from doing this work. And right now, I feel a desire to thank all of you who read here, because the practice of writing this blog, of speaking to you regularly in this space, helps me. It keeps me in the habit of finding the next word, of making it play. You have no idea how much you are a part of my process.