The other day I was rolling, in the groove, whatever your generation prefers to call it. I did close to 4000 words on two different stories and worked on editing two more. I didn't even notice the heat.
Then at about 3 my mother walks into my office and says "You need a break."
I know exactly what this means, and I think the rest of you have an idea as well.
Translation: "My computer is acting up."
I walked into her office, clicked undo and went back to my office. At another point it was a misplaced tabstop. Last week she decided she wanted to be able to look at two versions of a document side by side, so she adjusted the margins on both...and when she tried to print she couldn't figure out why it was so narrow. I guess it's just a good thing that she doesn't read blogs. :)
Sooooo... "You need a break."
As writers we put up with the people who think we're available as full time babysitters, we put up with people who think we're just playing solitaire all day, etc.
I guess it's part of being an "artist." What I would like is a break from being an "available for computer repairs" artist so that I can write. Because at the moment, writing is my job.
Although I did need a break.