Something weird happened yesterday.
I’m working through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron again with a couple of local writers I love and respect. I did it three years ago, but I was in Canada for the Week Eleven meeting (out of twelve!), and I stalled out. Sad.
One of the key points in Artist’s Way is synchronicity: that the universe will leap in and help if only you stop running and make the conscious choice to do the big, creative, thrilling task you’re longing to do.
We only started last week — so I was doing my Week One Check-In yesterday when I got distracted by that You’ve Got Mail! ping.
Yeah, Yeah, I know. I should have closed the mail program, so I wouldn’t be distracted. I forgot.
Anyway, the mail was from someone who had stumbled onto the Women’s Issues page of my website and wanted to know where she could read the information about domestic abuse that I talked about.
I allowed myself to be distracted, and went to my control panel … only to find the pages are missing.
I can only think that I never got them up (I cannot imagine a whole section would just disappear!), though the language on the Women’s Issues page certainly sounds like there was once a link there.
I know I hadn’t finished that section. I want to write an overview about abuse: what it is (including the Cycle of Abuse), why people get trapped in it, etc. And when East of Jesus gets published, I’m going to launch a Hall of Shame website highlighting some crazy things abusive men do, both as a way to promote the book and to use the book to promote better understanding of domestic abuse.
But I did think at the very least the links to my journal entries, the checklist, and the tips for planning an escape were in place!
Except … no. I cannot find them. And who knows how long they’ve been missing?!
How odd, though, that after several years like that, within a week after I start working again to get East of Jesus published, I get a reminder that my website isn’t quite ready for that book to be launched.
Gotta love synchronicity!