6: 26 p.m. Open Word document and type headline.
6:27 p.m. Check to see if new email has arrived in the last 30 seconds.
6:31 p.m. Notice Tweetdeck signaling incoming tweet from agent. Compose witty 140-character reply.
6:42 p.m. Look down to see hairball on cat’s butt. Locate scissors and conduct impromptu grooming session.
6:56 p.m. Visit medicine cabinet for band-aids and anti-bacterial ointment to treat fresh scratches on forearm.
6:59 p.m. Return to computer to discover boring screen saver has kicked on. Browse system for more interesting one. Settle on delightful pattern of bubbles.
7:08 p.m. Click back to Word document and type eight words. Erase four.
7:13 p.m. Remember it’s been several days since last visit to critique partner’s blog. Log on to read new post and leave thoughtful comment.
7:21 p.m. Refill ice water.
7:24 p.m. Check email.
7:26 p.m. Hear cat hurking in hallway. Rush to clean it up before dog eats it.
7:35 p.m. Return to Word document and write three sentences. Delete one.
7:43 p.m. Return to kitchen to refill ice water. Opt for wine instead.
7:47 p.m. Decide open bottle of Pinot Gris is unpalatable. Open Petit Verdot instead. Begin hunting for decanter.
7:55 p.m. Return to computer with wineglass in hand. Briefly ponder whether fellow Debutante Ball authors would be dismayed by on-the-job drinking.
7:59 p.m. Head back to kitchen for cheese and crackers to absorb wine.
8:03 p.m. Return to office to find cat sleeping on keyboard. Remove cat and determine Debutante Ball post has been erased.
8:08 p.m. Refill empty wine glass.
8:13 p.m. Try to recall this week’s blog topic. Contemplate writing about Komodo dragons.
8:15 p.m. Google Komodo dragons.
8:26 p.m. Realize simple blog post has now taken two hours.
8:32 p.m. Consider giving up writing career to become an astronaut.