We make plans and schedules, and then life happens. Illness, an uptick in workload, the need to move, a family crisis, an exciting new adventure--whatever it is, it obliterates the schedule and elbows aside the plans.
For those whose writing thrives in periods of
sustained quiet and concentration, writing can take a backseat during
such upheavals. If at other times we're able to put writing on the front
burner, during times of chaos we just can't.
Sometimes all we can do is take notes until the dust settles. The words will come.