Oriole -- What's the rest of your day like?
I take the bus to work and back, and I found that when I was in the midst of the first draft I would take my commute time to just sit and think about whatever plot problem I was facing, or the next scene I needed to write, or whatever was bothering me. I kept a steno pad with me so I could write down whatever ideas or dialogue snippets or whatever came to mind during the day. Often when I get home it's 3 hours or more before I can sit down again, but as long as I'd written down the stuff I wanted to remember I could then sit down and start transcribing my notes onto the computer and get into the writing, even if I wasn't feeling very creative by that time of night.
Erin, mom to DD (1/06) and DS (10/09)