For me, even when I'm too busy to immerse myself in a world totally made up in my head, I plan. I more or less outline how I want my current story - or my next story - to pan out. I've got three stories swirling about in my head that I'd love to have time to write right now, but alas, there is life tripping me up.
For the last few weeks, it's been baking that's getting in the way. My husband, my son, and two good friends of mine have all had birthdays in the last four weeks, and somehow my creativity has been flowing through my oven. Which is fine - baking cupcakes is kinda fun. And yummy. But actually, all that mixing and pouring and crushing and frosting has the writing wheels in my head chugging along. I will be writing again soon. Very soon. I just know it.
Oh, and the baking? Let me just show you.
Oreo cupcakes. And yes, there's an Oreo at the bottom too!
Cookie-crumble bottom vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and caramel drizzle (and surprise caramel mousse chocolate inside).