I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can't fool anyone because it's on the page.
Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.
There's no such thing as a writer's block. If you're having trouble writing, well, pick up the pen and write. No matter what, keep that hand moving. Writing is really a physical activity.
That's very nice if they want to publish you, but don't pay too much attention to it. It will toss you away. Just continue to write.