In the Middle

Been working on an article to submit. It always starts out a challenge. I make the query, I get the assignment, I'm sure I can write it, I start...and suddenly I'm wondering how on earth I thought I could do it. I can go round and round on intros and conclusions, I can agonize over content, I can scare myself into wanting to give up entirely. Friday I promised myself I'd finish my draft, so I locked myself in the study with my 18-month-old while my other kids did art projects at the kitchen table, and just worked at it until I had almost the length I needed. Now when I look at it, it's not so bad. But I think, after 10 different ideas for the intro, I'm back to the first one. Sigh.

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