My cats are creatures of habit. They have favorite napping spots and rotate through them at approximately the same time every day. They prefer to eat their meals out of their favorite bowls and in their usual spots on the main floor of our home at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. They are also happiest with a limited menu, and rarely enjoy other options. Present them with a new flavor of cat food or (heaven forbid!) a smorgasbord of leftover cans, and it is enough to frazzle their kitty minds.
When it comes to my writing routines, I am a lot like my cats. Distraction is my enemy. Choices—who needs ’em? And when it comes ...