The other writing I was supposed to be doing in January is on hold. Some people were supposed to be sending me a hand-held device, to write a manual for it, and now there are 'problems in getting it to me' uh-huh. My colleague is meeting with them on the 17th, and things may get moving then, but the whole 'finish before the end of January' thing is (I hope) forgotten. The deadline was going to be difficult even if I'd been able to start before Christmas.
So for the first time in ages I haven't got anything I 'ought to be writing'. And my mind is blank.