Do you think a writer should write every day? Even when there is something really important going on, like a "Sex and the City" marathon on HBO , or the refrigerator needs cleaning?

I hear constantly that one should write daily, and although I struggle with this, I do attempt at least 15 minutes at the keyboard each day. Some days it works out great, while other days see results no more sophisticated than a list of things to do instead of write.

My blog has helped a bit. People email and ask where I am if there is more than a 2 or 3 day absence. It's an odd feeling to have people asking for more - at once both gratifying and suffocating.

But how critical do you consider daily keyboard (or pen and paper) time?