Driving reminds me of writing. You need to always be aware of where you are going, observation is key and you are the one in control. Plus you need to practice.
I have been re-reading Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life" and came across this nice quote that she found:
"E.L. Doctorow once said that 'writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.'"
Last weekend I wrote a short story and its currently brewing on my laptop before I edit it with fresh eyes. I seem to be writing a lot about the world ending recently - I guess its the spiral of doom in the news.
I have also tackled some more of the novel. Not too much but enough to say that the first draft of Chapter Two is done for the moment.