Finishing the Book and the Hero’s Journey
What are the ways you need to change yourself—or your life—in order to finish the book you are writing?
The answer to this question might involve learning new skills as a writer. Or it may involve writing yourself—sometimes writing badly—into a different place: a new mode, a new approach to the material; past repressions or denials and into painful or traumatic experiences or parts of your life; into difficult emotions or hidden parts of yourself.
But the answer may also involve Rilke’s famous line: “You must change your life.” What are the concrete steps you need to take to do this?