What did I do today?

It’s been a full day and I’m having a hard time remembering what I wrote this morning. I remember that I felt pretty good about it, so that’s a plus, but the brain is coming up short.

Oh, wait! That’s right! I made some unexpected progress because I finally remembered to listen to Umber. To say more would be to give away too much, but suffice it to say that it feels right. It caught me completely off-guard — so much so that it felt like what I was writing was coming straight from the pencil rather than from me — but instead of throwing away this new material that seemed to be an enormous departure from what had gone before, I tried to figure out where it had come from in the first place.

And that’s when I recognized Umber’s hand in things.