I added 1066 words to my manuscript today.
I wrote around 500 words outlining a school paper.
But most importantly, I made some decisions during my walk around the neighborhood about the sequel that will make the scene I'm writing now go a lot more smoothly. Sometimes it's great to have no idea where you're going with the story. It's a magical journey of discovery with surprises around every corner. But when you hit a brick wall, it helps to have a map.
For me, it also helps to walk. My mind is completely unrestrained when I'm out walking. I can't concentrate on any one thing, even when I try. But that's usually the key to that breakthrough that's been eluding me.
Others have their best ideas on the porcelain throne, in the shower, or playing squash.
Where do you do your best thinking?