Later I plan on riding my bike to the gym and then having my dinner in front of the computer while putting the finishing touches on chapter 18 of A New Day. Hopefully sometime tonight I'll be able to send it off to my beta and resume work on chapters 19, 20 and 21. I like working on many chapters simultaneously because the story is whole and complete in my head. So far, I have not suffered from writer's block, so I don't really understand what it is when other people complain about it. I have a head full of stories that are begging to be written and I know I won't live long enough to write them all. My problem is time. I have an extremely busy life. Most days I'm on the go from 8 am to 10 pm, sometimes after midnight. My house is frequently full of people. My husband likes to have dinner parties, so I regularly entertain up to thirteen people at a time. And these are not potluck parties! I usually cook two or three main dishes, plus I bake cakes for dessert, and prepare cheese/fruit plates and salads. When we're not giving dinner parties, we're going to them. I work full time and my job involves interacting with people all day long, so I don't have the opportunity to write at work. Well, once in a while I do, but even when I get some time alone in my office, I have emails to write and admin stuff for my program to attend to. So it's very hard for me to find time to write. However, I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining because I actually have a lot to be grateful for. I'm a creative person and although I'm extremely busy, I'm able to use my imagination in most areas of my life. My job requires me to be creative, and all the cooking I do is also an expression of creativity.
I don't often get an afternoon and evening all to myself, however, and that's why I'm so excited about today! Hours of me-time-- watch me dive in! And there will be chocolate later. Oh yes.