Over a year ago—before I came to China—I wrote a note to myself, and to the universe at large: I pray for guidance with Losing My Mind in America. I folded that note up and put it in my wallet. At that time, the manuscript had already been years in the making; I just needed the extra time (and guidance) to finish it.
Now, today—April 11, 2018—I've sent the manuscript to the editor. If drugs or alcohol would have been in the equation during this time period, this would not have been possible. There are other factors at play that have contributed to this endeavor, but having a clean mind and heart have been among the number one contenders here (and will continue to be). Good Orderly Direction perpetuates Good Orderly Direction. Give it a try. It won’t let you down.