With Labor Day officially behind us, school is in front of us. Yeah, bebe is only 3 but we started her in pre-school during the winter semester last year - 1) as an 'only' she needed the socialization and 2) she's flippin' smart and needed the mental stimulation. So I got into a really good writing place - I would stop at our local Starbucks or MickeyD's and write for the 2.5 hours she was in school. No email interruptions, no social networks - although I should admit I did look for writing sprints on Twitter each morning - and best of all no ringing phone or pinging non-fiction reminders. Just me, my iPad and my words.
Of course, during the summer, that great momentum I had going totally fizzled. Oh, I still met my writing goals, but I didn't feel like I was in the zone. If that makes any sense.
So when school started last Friday I was on Cloud 9. Two hours to write. Two hours to ignore everything else and just focus.
And so far it has been. No I don't have any amazing 10,000 day word counts to share, but my new WIP research is solid and I'm moving forward on the new novel - *and* the novella that hit the wayside during the summer. It's nice to be back in my routine, especially when I didn't realize how out of routine I'd gotten thanks to summer sunshine - and no preschool!
How about you? Do you thrive on routine? Can you write at the drop of a hat?