I actually started writing something! I only wrote a little bit to start, but it's something. I'm going to write a short story. I spent some time this morning thinking about it. It went through several changes until I finally settled on a plot. I think I've moved it enough away from my first instinct for a story that it's something a bit more interesting. We'll see.
Thanks to various friends who have been posting about their writing experiences. They helped nudge me in the direction of getting off my ass and actually writing something.
Now for lunch. And I think I'll reward myself with a movie. No, it's not a distraction; it's a reward for good behavior. It's extremely difficult to get myself to write, so I need all the encouragement I can get.