Joe: Good afternoon Calliope.
Calliope: Good afternoon Joe. How is your stress book coming?
Joe: No complaints. Now that I am down to the meat of it, I find I need to take some time to organize sections of the book as well as individual chapters.
Calliope: What chapter are you working on now?
Joe: I am currently deep in the jungle of stress we don’t choose, which I have chosen to call sneaky stress.
Calliope: What is it about?
Joe: The events and circumstances in life which we did not anticipate but fin surrounding us like a bog, making it hard to get one foot in front of the other.
Calliope: Sounds awful.
Joe: It’s no fun. I am in the part of the book where I catalog at least some of the circumstances leading to stress and how to at least recognize them.
Calliope: Keep plodding through the bog.
Joe: It helps to blog the bog. Talk with you later.
Joe: Good morning, Calliope.
Calliope: Good morning Joe. How goes the new book on stress?
Joe: I am not stressed out by it which is good. I have been gathering references and thinking of things to add.
Calliope: Do you have an outline?
Joe: I had a general one in mind, but as I wrote it became clearer in my mind. I now have a pretty clear road map to guide my writing.
Calliope: Sounds exciting.
Joe: It is. I woke up several times last night with new ideas and read about stress and diabetes.
The wheels are turning and I am rolling down the tracks.
Calliope: Good. Keep going.
Joe: I am happy so far and seem to be on a roll. Talk with you later.
Aquinnah Lighthouse- Martha’s Vineyard
Joe: Good afternoon Calliope. Up for a little chat?
Calliope: Indeed. Any progress with your idea about a book on stress?
Joe: Yes. I thought about it for a while,did some research and took some notes. But still I had nor really started the book.
Calliope:Are you stuck?
Joe: I thought I might be. I wasn’t sure quite where to start with such a big topic.
Calliope: So what did you do?
Joe; What I always do. I just started writing about what I wanted the book to be and called it a Foreword. Then I started in on chapter one and continued on to chapter two which I completed this morning, in draft form of course.
Calliope: Great! You did the hardest part.
Joe: I agree. Getting started is always the hardest part for me. Now that I have started I feel on a roll and don’t expect the next few sessions of writing to be as difficult.
Calliope: Don’t let me keep you from it. Back to work!
Roger. Over and out.