Picking up the theme from soulsong‘s post (here), it is interesting and frustrating when you want to write but are actually prevented from doing so.

I’m thinking of those times, when you start off with your 8-4:15 day at work, then you get home, there are some letters from banks or building societies to deal with when you get home, you make yourself some supper, you’ve agreed to update that charities website that you belong to and/or do some publicity material for the concert band you play in … before you know it, it’s 10–10:30 and that moment of inspiration that you had four hours ago has passed. You’re sleepy, and bed is calling you so that you’re ready for that 6:30 alarm clock…

I guess this is all why I always ensure I carry my trusted notebook round with me, which ends up having little excerpts of story that I then have to stitch into the manuscript at a later date. This LiveJournal has proved invaluable to (as anyone with access to my *protected* posts will know), for those moments when I’m online and doing something else but when I only have time to scratch out an unpolished draft – being on the web too, it’s always available wherever I am (well, as long as I have web access).