One of the things I’ve noticed about Summing-Up is the amount of material I tend to write on Fridays. Except today, of course. I didn’t write today. Because I had to work on other things, because I’m still not feeling particularly comfortable yet—with writing on Summing-Up, I mean. I’ve been mostly writing for this blog this month and it hasn’t been the best month to write. I’m also way behind on the whole revision process. Hard to give a shit. Even harder to give a shit because I heard a clip of Nina Simone talking about how the artist has to talk about the times. I don’t consider myself an artist—especially not after having read Maugham on the subject—but I do intentionally shy away from it. First novel I even shied away from location. Summing-Up does keep me more present.