“Say to yourself in the kindest possible way, Look, honey, all we’re going to do for now is to write a description of the river at sunrise, or the young child swimming in the pool at the club, or the first time the man sees the woman he will marry. That is all we are going to do for now. We are just going to take this bird by bird. But we are going to finish this one short assignment.”
I’m getting over my summer of radio silence, I swear, by taking deep breaths and frequent ice cream breaks and Anne Lamott’s advice, of course. Thanks for bearing with me. I promise to make it worth your while.