I haven't thrown this into the mix of things that I am doing during my time off, but E. and I are moving into a house together! Maya (above) and her cat (Silver) are joining us but that is another story. I am trying to pace myself with both the writing and the packing and when I get frustrated with one, I work on the other instead. Today is writing day.
One piece of wisdom that I heard in the last few days is that a writer has to accept that the story may not have the ending that she/he anticipated. The writer has to be willing for the characters to determine where the story should go. I wasn't yet willing to do this with any of my writings on Lebanon and so I am switching to another theme for awhile. I'll see how that goes.
And also, I have received quite a few e-mails from friends regarding my last two posts. One friend suggested The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp. I haven't read it but it looks like it could be helpful to creative types who are going through a funk. He said it was much less fuffy than Julia Cameron's books. This made me laugh.