Normally, I would create a different environment to write, even a five-minute free write.

At this moment, I still have the news chatting away on the radio (I would usually have instrumental music). However, I have what I need: The dog is asleep.

I’m dogsitting my son’s puppy, Embry. We’re on roughly day 10 and I’ve come to hoard the moments where Embry decides to nap because they give me — if not peace, freedom from chaos. Having an editing job is not all that compatible with caring for a puppy, but he and I have come to a bit of a…