8.30 a.m. I am about to write the first words of the first sentence on the first page of the first chapter of a new novel.
8.35 a.m. I look at all my favourite web pages and vow not to look at Twitter while I'm writing.
9.00 a.m. I am still taking furtive glances at Twitter.
9.10 a.m. I promise myself I shall not reply to any Tweets today.
9.25 a.m. I have replied to a Tweet.
10.00 a.m. My screen is still blank. I look at my notes on Scapple.
10.15 a.m. I make coffee and bring it upstairs with two slices of toast to my study.
10.20 a.m. I set Project Targets in the Scrivener drop down menu.
Deadline for finishing: 1 April 2014.
(ha ha that seems a long way off! But realistic)
Manuscript target: 60,000 words.
Session target: 1000 words.
10.45 a.m. I begin writing.
12.15 p.m. I break for lunch. I have written 349 words (and replied to another Tweet - Bad writer!)
13.45 p.m. I begin again.
14.05 p.m. I finish. 1,160 words (and no looking at Social Media.)
Tomorrow is another day. 59,000 words to go. I fancy April 2014 is nearer than I think.