1. Get up, go into town and buy a whiteboard.
2. Carefully write up all the different projects I'm working on at the moment, ranging from Vague Half Page Idea I had Six Months Ago, to Secret Special Project I've Been Working On For Three Years And Am Waiting To Hear Back About That If Successful Will Change My Life Beyond All Imagining. This way I look really busy, and I should be motivated to get on with new projects and finish old ones. I hang the whiteboard on the wall. Getting it was a great idea, and I'm glad I had it.
2. Half an hour later get a phone call.
3. Very slowly wipe Secret Special Project off board.
4. Draw curtains.
5. Go back to bed.
Fortunately the 'Bill Bailey interviews Simon Pegg' thing on Chain Reaction was both funny and heartwarming - just two people who have clearly been friends for years having a good chat and giggling at each others' jokes.
Then I realised that a thing I've been working on for a while to no avail might work better as a kids' book than (as it is currently) a treatment for an animated series AND that it would also work perfectly as a roleplaying game, thus allowing me to further develop characters, settings, villains and so on. So I'm currently making up rules for a Nordic anthropomorphic RPG (viking mice!) which I can run when the current Sunday night campaign ends. Perhaps that's what I was destined to do all along.
Still, apologies to the people living below me. For the howling.