I was pretty grumpy and miserable all morning. I got up at 6:30am to write, but it just wasn't happening. It isn't like I don't have a million things to work on! It isn't like I don't want to get this draft done! It isn't like I have the luxury of wasting my day like this! And thoughts like those were making it worse because I am just SO OVERWHELMED.

So, around 2 pm, I stopped staring at the walls and the carpet and got up off the couch to take a long, hot bath. I was probably in there for about forty-five minutes and, in that time, I thought many thoughts, came up with an all-new idea for a first chapter(!), worked out some of the big issues I've come across in my outline, and improved my mood by at least 78.5 percent! ;-)

Now I'm ready to get going again.

Mid-day bathing. I highly recommend it!