I'm thinking about the first part of VW's recipe -- the getting-out-of-her-routine part. One of the ways I finished the new STONER2 draft was by getting out of my routine. I'm a natural morning writer, and I'm at my worst in the afternoon. So I started writing then. I don't like to write in coffee shops (what I call the I-Sit-Alone syndrome along with Will-Anyone-Ever-Notice-My-New-Socks-And-Then-Sleep-With-Me?). So I wrote in a coffee shop. I can't imagine writing in a car while someone else drives. Naturally I tried that.
It was fun, all of it. And it worked. I also, for a change, handicapped in the a.m. and won a couple of yards. Pretty soon this newness will tarnish and turn into habit. Too bad. Habit is what ruins a marriage and I don't want to have to take myself into counseling.
Happy Easter, by the way.