Holding on or Letting go
So last June I took a part time job, I know this is the right path for me. I couldn’t have predicted that, logically I didn’t want that, but intuitively it was the right thing to do. I could feel that very strongly.
So I knew that I would have to back off my narrative, my hold on the storyline was tenuous even when working on it 2-4 days a week with an editor. Since then my editor dropped off due to health issues and I’ve started working, so now my story line is like a tiny broken thread and I am looking for it without glasses.
So maybe this idea is moving on to someone else. As Elizabeth Gilbert suggests in her Big Magic book, perhaps I didn’t court the idea enough and it’s gone. Which is fine, I suppose. I have others that are burbling up. What do people do with this? Do they pound harder on the story to show commitment? Or is there a point when you let it go?