If I write 1000 words a day that’s fine, but then I don’t have any time to work on the 1000 words I have written the day before. Nor the many thousands of words I have already written, that need revising (or ditching). Then when do I write the emails, cook the meals, update the websites, enter the competitions, contact the agents, sell the poetry books, oh, and work for the 40 hours a week that puts a roof over our heads?

Not the twin horns of a dilemma, but the Gorgon’s hair of one: roll on retirement!