Author's Note: I wrote this for a reading I gave in Greencastle as part of the Greencastle Arts Council's "Beginning Again" event. I stood as one of five reader/performers, all of us sharing our thoughts about the creative process, how we start over, and the hurdles we face as we work. With that theme in mind, I wrote this essay and quickly discovered it wasn't coming along as well as I hoped. But I finished, I read it, and people seemed to like it. Nonetheless, let me offer this annotated version. For this effort, I've embraced the footnoting style of one of my favorite writers, David Foster Wallace.