answers are already swirling around in my head in a maddeningly non-linear way which is the way these things always start out before i begin writing. the fear is that the border between swirly and written will be uncrossable.
yes i slept in and partially because i did not want to get out of bed and face what was facing me. it doesn't matter particularly though because unlike studying writing can't be sustained for very many hours at a time so when i start is not so important as long as it is sometime before 4pm.
ok. taking the plunge now. thanks everyone for good thoughts.