My trip to Africa brought an unexpected benefit: A break from all things digital.

Like most entrepreneurs, my business will be coasting through these weeks with one exception. I’ll be giving Exodus away for free on the Kindle from December 24 through the 28th.

Every long writing project has one: The wall. Research paper, novel, non fiction book, even a massive web site rewrite. They all have that moment when I want to run away. Believe me when I say this, the writing wall is worse than your average writer’s block. It’s a malaise.