It is spring break and, inspired by the fact that I have found time to write my slice each day, I have decided to commit an hour a day to writing for the week. This morning it turned into an hour and a half, more if you count this slice writing now. I am writing a book and trying hard to ignore all the reasons shouting in my head that I shouldn’t bother. It is becoming a secret indulgence. I get so excited about the story; I have the plot all mapped out and have written most of my favorite bits a few times over. But now there are these parts that I approach with dread. How do I get my characters from important fun bit number one to important fun bit number two. They are a bunch of heros on a quest, but sometimes there just seems to be a lot of hiking involved between monsters and storms. Well today I found out that my characters really like just hanging out with each other and they are just as much fun when they are not in a pinch. Writing every day is teaching me to trust that when I sit down to write something will come out – I don’t have to have it all planned out ahead of time. Oops – my youngest is throwing up in the bathroom – writing is done for today.