I've been reading a lot about motivation lately. Most of the advice comes down to: Just go do the thing you don't want to do. Personally, I don't think that's super helpful. But let's face it, it's probably the best advice you can get when you've arrived at Procrastination Station. Sometimes with a writing project though, it's hard to figure out what "the thing" is. I'm not averse to working on my project, but I am little confused about what I'm doing and having some fears about making the best use of the time I have. Today I'm just going to hop in to the work. Norman Fischer, in his excellent book, Taking Our Places writes about the importance of fostering "a sense of ongoing effort and exploration that isn't just conceptual." Effort and exploration are my guide words of the day.