Is it just me, or does this happen to you too?
I sit down to write (yes, this is the day I'll really get back into the flow). I review the last section, check back to my timeline and notes about what happens next and start. Great! I write 2 and a half lines (yes, 2 and a half, no more), having pondered the phrasing of the first line for a while, and then I decide to insert a Haiku (it fits with the story, I promise). I go and get said Haiku (already written so thankfully prepared) but decide to change the last line. I struggle to find the right words for a while - normal with a Haiku - but settle on a version (it doesn't have to be perfect, I can change it later and the character that supposedly wrote it is hardly a pro). I then decide (a marvellous idea, I think) to write a limerick. There is a point to it - it'll give a cool contrast between the mum (the Haiku writer) and dad (the limerick writer), a little clue to their respective characters. So then I limerick for a bit. Its fun so I stretch it out, look up rhyming words for 'trivia' and do a search for 'amphibia' (is it a word?). It's not but there's an animated series called Amphibia - I check the IMDB rating, it's good, so I watch a trailer. In the end I discard the word and look for more sensible options before deciding that Dad would settle for something a bit kooky rather than clever so I go for the silliest option. I turn back to my few lines and think 'wow, is that all I've done? At least I've got a limerick to throw in though' then come to Jericho to write this. But here I get distracted by a critique request, read it, start writing a response before berating myself and writing all this.
Meanwhile my limerick is still scribbled in pencil and now I need to pee. Oh, and while I'm up I should hang the washing...
I'd really like to finish the chapter today, but this isn't looking too hopeful <sigh>
Please tell me this is 'normal' 🙏