Bird by bird:
This gentle Bird Child has made his cozy nest in Wendy Froud’s sculpture studio, which is just up the road. We’re both working on writing projects, and meet up weekly (when travel schedules permit) for tea, support, and moorland wanders.
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” - Anne Lamott
(from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)