OK, I'll admit to it. I fantasise about the good life. The author's life and all that goes with it.
If you've read a previous post of mine, I have organised a soundtrack to go with my novel (and of course the movie that's made from it). That's not all I do.
When I exercise I sometimes find myself answering questions from a phantom interviewer about my inspiration, the plot line of my next novel and even those pesky ones about my private life. I dream of travel being a tax deduction and buying books as research. For work avoidance or when I have writer's block I design the covers for my books. Making them reflect the essence of my story. When I'm driving I practise my acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. I think about the locations I'll write a book in. Warwick Castle for my medieval romance, Cambodia for a medical adventure and Ireland for... well who cares what I write there - I just want to go back and visit.
Now if I actually achieve my ultimate fantasy life, I could call my daydreaming preparation. If not, delusional would be the kindest term.
Am I alone in this? Is it a waste of 'writing' time? Or better yet, do you know of a cure?