This week, I arrived home from Mexico to cancellations. My "Developing the Novel" class is cancelled due to low enrollment. A client sends me email: "I'm on my way to Italy, I need to cancel my appointments with you until April." My boss at Cal lets me know that no, they don't have the budget for that extra workshop I proposed.
All this means less money. But all this means more time, fewer distractions, no excuses.
Thank you, Universe! I get it! Time to get this novel done.