3:35 a.m. Meow. Meow. Cat wakes you up.
4:46 a.m. Engineering a dream featuring yourself and George, Leo, and that kid with the impressive abs is NOT taking your mind off ‘that’ scene.
5:00 a.m. Send a pillow whistling over the railings at feline fiend. Swear vividly when it misses.
5:15 a.m. Listen to rain and think about throwing caterwauling cat outside.
6:00 a.m. Get up and feed Meow-from-hell. Let dog out. Pat pooch and tell him that he’s the good one.
6:15 a.m. Sit at computer in nightie and blue, fuzzy, polar-bear robe that you should throw out because you’ve lost its belt and it’s three sizes too large.
6:30 a.m Congratulate yourself on your industry. You have answered all your emails. Now, prepare yourself to write the scene.
6:31 a.m. Make yourself an expresso instead.
6:45 a.m. Remove temptation by visiting all your favourite blogs.
6:47 a.m. Tidy desk, because you read somewhere that an untidy desk is mind distracting, and you need a clear head to write this scene.
7:00 a.m. Oh, Look! Someone answered your early morning email. Reply, because it’s only polite to do so promptly.
7:15 a.m. Decide that a change of costume might help you write the scene. Go upstairs and open underwear drawer. Inspect contents. Choose what you consider might be the lucky panties. Put them on.
7:16 a.m. Brush teeth, and decide these aren’t the lucky panties.
7:18 a.m. Re-inspect contents of underwear drawer.
7:30 a.m. Wander into dining room where you discover dog was clearly NOT the good one.
7:40 a.m. Give short, fat, black dog the evil eye as you put away the Lysol. Tell the cat that she’s the good one.
7:46 a.m. Blackberry chirrups. Someone has written a funny reply to your email. Ah hah! A challenge. Spend some time thinking up a good retort.
7:51 a.m Hit send.
8:00 a.m Open word up. Read the beginning of scene. Open desk drawer, take out the Tums.
8:11 a.m. Decide that this is a good day to start a blog post.