You have sent your perfectly honed pocket novel, short story or longer work to a publisher or editor. While you wait optimistically for word from them, you can now turn your thoughts to a ‘normal’ life.
What will you do? Visit friends, go shopping, have a holiday? The possibilities are endlessly exciting. You will be able to catch up with the homework for your writing or reading group, the date of which usually catches you by surprise.
On the down side, you also have no excuse not to get up to date with dusting, ironing and other riveting chores around the house.
Then, out of nowhere, a thought, phrase or scene flits across your mind and you reach eagerly for the notepad that is always close by like a con-joined twin. You’re off again into the world to which you are addicted.
Good luck with your writing.