“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” — George Orwell

I don’t think Orwell was necessarily talking about writing, but it certainly fits. Whether it’s life or writing, when you’re in the thick of things, it’s terribly easy to lose one’s way. You lose the plot and a hundred pages later, you’re wondering what happened. Doesn’t hurt to take a breath every once and take stock of where you are. That’s where I’m finding myself at the moment, needing to take a breath and finding myself saying, “Eighteen days to go.”