This week I started a new writing schedule-three hours a day-or 20 hours per week. I started on Wednesday and I am up to nine hours so far. It usually takes me five hours on the computer to write for three because of all the e-mail and Internet distractions. That’s why on Thursday I walked down to the pub to write. The pub on Solano in North Berkeley is my second home. But I drink tea there, so it’s not as bad as it sounds. I LOVE the pub. I tutor there, write there, and play board games there on Sunday nights. I’ll blog more about the pub one of these days, and take some photos of it. Meanwhile, I’ve been very tired the past few days from all the writing. Writing is more tiring than climbing or running or tutoring or reading (although tutoring several hours in one day wears me out, too). Still, I need to finish my book this fall, so I need to stick to this schedule. And there’s no reason why I shouldn’t. I’m done with school. The wedding is over. I work less than 20 hours per week. So now it’s time. Time to finish the book, get an agent, sell the damn thing and be done with it so I can start writing some fiction.