So, I got some enlightening, good (I think so) advice from a friend and fellow writer the other day. This friend was once a classmate and once took a course at our alma mater with author John Dufresne. According to my friend, Mr. Dufresne told that class that you can’t (or maybe shouldn’t) write something when you’re doing ten million other things in your life. You need a clear mind. And that’s kind of how I feel here in New York. I’m trying to do too many things, if that’s possible, and my creativity and writing is suffering because of it. I certainly feel like I have been less smooth and decisive with my prose since I came to New York. Who knows what to attribute that to but I know that’s an inner opinion that has boiled within my gut for some time now. So, I have decided to take a break from writing my work that I seriously intend to publish, unless, I can sit down and compose a manuscript with a clear mind. If I ever feel like I have that ‘clear mind’, there is no reason I should not be writing it all down and working the piece from that moment forth with the aforementioned conditions existing.