So I was supposed to write another post about my New Year’s resolutions today, but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I’m back at the University of Nebraska Library, because people, it’s go time. I have one more chapter to write for the Luther book, and it’s the conclusion. Everything else needs to cease until I get this puppy done.
Let me be straight. I have absolutely no interest in writing this conclusion. In fact, I really think this right here would make the perfect ending:
This was the story of Martin and Katharina Luther’s life together. I really hope you liked it. The End.
That about covers it for me. But I suspect this conclusion, succinct though it is, won’t fly with my editor.
Thus, I sat in front of my computer in the sunroom all day Tuesday and all day Wednesday, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, futzing around in a fruitless attempt to write the be-all and end-all of conclusions. I mean, no pressure or anything, but this is just the book I’ve been working on for the last eight months. And it’s just about pretty much the most important couple in Christian history (except maybe Mary and Joseph). So, you know, the conclusion has to be THE CONCLUSION, right?
You know where I’m going with this, don’t you. After two days of sitting in front of my computer, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, I have zero words written for THE CONCLUSION. Which is why I’m at the university library, back at the same carrel in which I spent much of my summer. I’ve got my giant stack of books, my water bottle full to the brim, and my Star Wars lunch box packed with pretzels and squares of dark chocolate. The university library is where I go when the rubber meets the road.
This is SERIOUS, people…I’m at the LIBRARY!!!!!!
Here is one bit of good news though. When I arrived here a few minutes ago, I discovered that the new learning commons is now open. And outside this new learning commons I spotted a big sign announcing this:
DUNKIN DONUTS NOW OPEN INSIDE
If there was ever a day I needed a donut, today is IT.
I mean, you tell me…is this not a major improvement?
See you on the other side, friends…