All kids to school, check. (Oh, blissful two and a half hours of aloneness.)
Writerly friends blogs stopped by, and commented on, check (if anything happened to come to mind to comment about.)
The Rejectionist hasn't posted yet, so further distractions avoided, check.
New e-mail opened and answered, check. (Ignoring the 2,000 messages that should be deleted or put into files, check!)
iPod loaded up with novel "soundtrack", check.
Word processor opened, check.
Notes by my side, check.
Deep breaths, and telling myself I know how to do this, check (thanks for the tip, Paul)
Procrastinatory blog post written, check.
Remind everyone to stop by Friday to participate in an interactive interview with Anna, check.
Let everyone know that Sarah is #10, and Solvang Sherrie is #33 at Miss Snark's First Victim's Secret Agent Contest this week. Tell everyone to stop by and give them feedback once the submissions are posted, check.
Wondering if I would be more productive if I exercised first, check.
Ignoring desire to turn on Wii, check.
Ignoring impulse to hang out at Erica's blog again, check.
Ignoring hours of housework I could be doing, check. (No problems with this!)
More deep breaths, more talking to self, check.
Nothing left to do, but WRITE.
*sounds of keys clacking away*
Your pre-write checklist? Does it look anything like mine?