Ok, so the cupcakes won. And they were good (will be updating my food blog with those though so won't go on about them here!!) But why did I make them first? Am musing on whether I deliberately self sabotage? I have very little time left for this competition and yet instead of stopping everything else and getting stuck in, I am still checking my emails, updating my facebook status and making cupcakes.
I have found it difficult getting some inspiration - was going to work up on one of my 30 minutes stories but finding it hard to get excited about revisiting something from the past. I have always left things to the last minute but now I really have to finish this today as it will need to be posted tomorrow to stand a chance of getting there for Monday.
The good news is that I think (maybe, possibly, hopefully) that I have an idea now that I can work with. I am losing one child to a sleepover shortly (the demanding one!) and my husband is out for the night so hopefully I can dedicate the rest of the day and evening to actual writing. Real life actual story writing. I have all night and am determined not to let this deadline slip by.
Please don't mention the ironing pile or the housework - I am pretending they don't exist till tomorrow.