For me, this is image by Michael Parkes, “The Juggler,” expresses perfectly the challenge of writing: enchantment.

I finished the last section of The Next Novel a week early. In the last scene, my heroine actually juggles. In my covering note to The Task Master, I wrote, “It’s wobbly yet.” And it is, but it’s closer. One of these drafts the story might actually stay afloat.

Awaiting a verdict, I’ll return to Parts I, II, III tomorrow. For now, I’m enjoying getting some things in order: the Wi-Fi connection working on my iPad again, for one. Catching up on emails. Reading, thinking about enchantment.

How is it done? What do you find enchanting?

[I discovered the Michael Parkes painting in a post on the blog Beyond the Margins. Thank you.]