This rarely happens, of course. But yesterday everything came together to make my ideal writer's day:
6:30 to 7:30: Drinking tea, reading news and gossip on the internet
7:30 to 8:15: Walk the dog
8:15 to about 9:00: Shower, make beds, start laundry
9:00 to about 11:30: Do lessons for Long Ridge (distance teaching, in case you were wondering)
11:30 to 1:00: Grocery shopping, quick lunch at Whole Foods
1:00 to 2:30: Park at Peet's Coffee with laptop and a cup of their great loose-leaf tea to work on current project
2:30 to 3:30: Put groceries away, finish laundry, pacify bored Scottie
3:30 to 5:00: More work on current project, really great concentration--total output about 5 good pages and lots of character insight.
5:00 to 5:30: Start pasta sauce that needs to cook for a couple of hours
5:30 to 6:30: Finish some research reading and make notes
7:00 to 9:00: Dinner, a glass of lovely cabernet, watch a program with beloved husband
9:00 to 10:00: Read in bed (F. Scott Fitzgerald--part of research for current project)
Sleep. Repeat. A very, very good day.