It is constantly amazing to me how even the best laid plans can be circumvented by new things that crop up. For example, I was supposed to have a guest blog on my blog today. But, although I have sent several emails to her, she didn't respond, and I'm wondering if she ever got them. Of course, the only way to know would be for her to respond to those same emails!
Today, my plans for writing are simple: clear out the emails and pick up where I left off in my current work-in-progress. But, I am waiting to hear from my husband, who has been unemployed since the end of November, 2009. He is testing today for a job that he wants. So, even though I have great plans in my head, it is all overlaid with, "How well will he do?" The testing was supposed to take 2 hours, and it's been a little over that, so I guess no news is good news.
Although his testing is external to the house, I feel like I'm being tested to - do I have the mental fortitude to put to the side what I need to to concentrate on my writing? Or am I going to allow myself to be hamstrung by worrying about his testing?
I know, I know, this is one thing I should be thinking of, but I think you see my point.
How about you? Do you have things coming across your desk that aren't writing related, but are necessary to do/see/think/feel?