Thanks, Robyn. As the saying goes, "A bad day writing beats a good day doing anything else."

I've heard of writers who created their works---sometimes great works---under terrible conditions. Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote" when he was in prison. Ditto Malory and "Morte d'Arthur". Richard Tregaskis wrote "Guadalcanal Diary" on the front lines, often while under fire. Dante wrote "The Divine Comedy" while in exile, with his reputation in ruins. Keats wrote his great poems while fighting TB. Milton wrote "Paradise Lost" when he was blind. Homer wrote his archetypal epics when he was blind, and dirt poor as well; he had to sing for his supper.

And then there's Alexander Solzhenitsyn, imprisoned in a hell-on-Earth gulag in Siberia. He had no access to pen and paper, but composed poems and stories in his head. Later, after he was released, he wrote them down.

With these examples in mind, I can't complain if my writing conditions aren't perfect. Well, I'd better not!