An hour at the gym, downloading some video from my visit to the auto show on Saturday for my mini-mockumentary on flogging my book, a quick shower, then off to Montclair State to be a visiting writer for the day.

Quiz: which of these is most important?

The gym, because as we all now know, middle-aged women need an hour of exercise daily to keep weight off? The video download, because if we started a project, we really ought to finish it? The shower, because I’ve actually gotten to the point where I sweat at the gym? Or being a visiting writer, because they’re actually paying me and I have a new generation of young scribes to inspire?

Answer: they’re all important. And now that the video is downloaded, I can jump in the shower and zip off to Montclair State.