Joe: Good afternoon Calliope.
Calliope: Good afternoon Joe. I wondered what became of you.
Joe: As you might have guessed I became sidetracked from work on my book.
Calliope: What happened this time?
Joe: Summer happened. After being holed up all winter, everyone I know seems to have suddenly become more social. I must include myself. So far the summer seems like a constant party. Well not quite, but it seems like it. I have been having too much fun to concentrate on writing.
Calliope: Are you still in party mode?
Joe: I still have plenty on my plate, so to speak. Maybe it was the heat, but I have found myself in the cool basement with my computer screen staring at me. I tried writing a few times and it felt unfamiliar.
Calliope: So now what?
Joe: I wondered that myself. Natalie Goldberg advises keeping the pen moving (or the cursor in my case.) Eventually it worked and I am back into writing mode. I discovered a few topics I left out of my first draft.
Calliope: What are you working on now?
Joe: I am revisiting the chapter on stress and spirituality. I wrote a couple of columns in the mean time and added them to the book.
Calliope: Do you think I could see one of the columns of which you speak?
Joe: Indeed. I would be happy to share on on Life, Religion and Spirituality. I will have it to you tomorrow.