What I was doing was…

Reflecting this morning on reading the zero draft of a novel to see what, if anything, comes next. I wrote 750 words exploring my thoughts and feelings on what I appreciated, felt was alive and what further curiosity and possibility there might be in this work. I have a daily practice of writing morning pages, 750 words about whatever comes up, and needing to focus this morning before getting out the door to go work it made sense to use this reflective space -which I opened by creating three questions to guide the reflection. It was lovely to name all the things I did appreciate, some which were unexpected, and I am aware that I do still have an interest in this but am wondering if it is substantial enough to sustain such a lot of work? Am going to do some brain storming about what, if anything, is my current creative need for containing this work -there’s no point in blindly working on something that isn’t alive and urgent in some way.