I realize now that I am in full crisis mode. It is impossible, or at least it seems impossible for me to complete my book. This is not writer’s block. This is not just a season of difficulty. It is the simple fact that my current work is built on a set of assumptions that I cannot fully embrace. In the past, I have survived by working with a provisional set of assumptions. But I cannot engage in this piece without resolving the greater difficulties in my soul. I have spent twelve months in severe pain. I don’t think I can write my way through this condition. What shall I do?