::: happy new year :::
What you want is a portion of the world rising out of nothingness to meet you.
Welcome to the year of your new notebook.
Welcome to the year of your first drafts, middle drafts, and final drafts.
Welcome to the year of your ordinary and astounding daily writing practice.
The start of a fresh year is an appropriate time to open a fresh notebook. I’m going to write something new this year. It feels like the right thing to do. I don’t know exactly what it is yet, but that’s okay. Are you with me on all of this? Oh, good. (I find it so difficult to start a first draft of anything!)