My sisters are awesome. Check out this amazing photo Shra sent me of Al:


I’m feeling much better today than yesterday. It’s astonishing how much difference a little bit of inspiration makes. Yesterday I was mooching about completely disillusioned with everything and not wanting to do anything. Then, while on the phone with Erik, I had the idea to cut up my notes and physically rearrange them to try and come up with an outline, instead of just reading them over. It took a lot of cutting and pasting, but I finally broke through my writer’s block and came up with an outline that I think works. Now I feel loads better and I’m actually willing to do work. What a relief.

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