I just got back from my week-plus retreat on Bainbridge Island and AH! It was awesome! I thumbnailed several chapters of my book (though I haven’t sent them to my editor yet – hi, Chris!) and came up with a much, much better outline. I also moved from feeling overwhelmed and intimidated to feeling excited and am actually enjoying myself – a huge leap. I’m aiming to have the proposal done by the end of February, which, to my great relief, looks like a very attainable goal.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Jamie Vann, the most awesomest research assistant I could possibly hope for.