4:26 AM: Alright, I don’t have great news to report. My writing goals are slightly behind. Between reinjuring my hernia surgery site, getting sick again, and ticking all the time, I haven’t been on top of my game. I’ve been so out of it, I haven’t referred to my ToDo list in days, something that is unheard of for me! It sounds like excuses, but these legitimate stumbling blocks will pop up again. If I want to get more books done this year, I’m going to have to learn how to manage these challenges. I believe the culprit was that I lost my focus. If I maintain focus—keep my eye on the goal—then I can work around these issues instead of acting like they just smacked me across the chest with a flagpole.