I've hit the midway point in my Oleanna novel (yay for uninterrputed/no Internet time on the train) but I'm frustrated with my progress. I've been working at it since around January and have only now hit halfway. Now, of course, I do have a full time job that sucks up a lot of time and energy, but I think the real issue is that the themes I'm exploring and the situations my characters are in hit very close to home. Is it weird to say that sitting down with the story scares me sometimes?
Myths, Symbols & Folklore
butter: Valued especially in India as the bearer of cosmic energies, it was ritually sacrificed (e.g., poured in the fire). (Herder)