One of the writing prompts from Writer's Digest asked writers to detail their routine before they write. Here's mine:
Tuck kids in bed
Open laptop and my application with current project
Respond to summons to rekiss and retuck kids in bed
Back at computer, try to remember where I was and what I was thinking
Hops up to pacify yells to get kids drinks of water
Sing a song
Sing another one
Threaten them with nightlight withdrawl if they do not go to sleep NOW!
Listen to blubbering and crying
Read comics to cheer me
Yell an apology to kids
Go in third time for hugs and kisses
When whimpering dies down, work on project.