This is actually blog post 501, and I don't know what to say...
At the moment my brain is swirling ideas around, beyond my current work in progress.
I suppose it's because my routine has been thrown out of sync, just when I was back into routine after being ill.
There's been a list of things that needed to be done- a few with deadlines, a few still outstanding that need a completely free day to get done.
My combination microwave had to go in for repair- it's still under the first year's guarantee- but it means I'm missing my porridge and (made with milk) drinking chocolate for breakfast. Cold cereal just doesn't set me up for the day.
Fingers crossed it's a simple repair...
We probably all have rituals, but never think about them, and it's only due to the microwave problem that I really became aware that I did have distinct patterns.
For me, I can't start writing until I've had breakfast, dressed and had at least one mug of coffee- no sitting around in my dressing gown writing, my brain doesn't associate dressing gowns with serious writing, just procrastinating! :D
I've been making more effort to go on Twitter regularly, for about ten minutes a day, to keep in touch with others, and also what's going on locally in the city. Sometimes I just read and retweet anything interesting.
I've written a couple of short pieces for other people, one to fill a gap in the quarterly magazine that the writers' club (I'm a member of) produce. There is also a slightly longer piece too which I wrote last month for the same edition.
The other item will be online later this week, so I'll post a link when it's up. Again it's only a short piece, but even so it still needed thinking time and editing, but I was happy to do it, because it's an important issue.
So I have actually been writing, even though it was factual rather than fiction.
Now I'm off to write my to do list for this week...