You get a lot of stuff done — really necessary stuff, too — but none of it is writing-related, so you finish the day feeling like you haven’t done anything at all.

At times like these, it’s important to remember that taking the trash to the town dump is also a vitally important chore, because if it doesn’t get done, eventually the trash bags will take over the entire house and you won’t have any room left in which to write.

That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway.