Writing a book is a bit like becoming a troll for a few months. You spend the vast majority of your time hunkered under a bridge, alone. When people do walk by, you ask three questions:
"How have you been?"
"How's work going?"
"How's the boy/girlfriend (substitute 'dog,' 'book,' 'script,' 'short film,' 'baby,' etc. for 'boy/girlfriend' where applicable)?"
Then the people move along and you get back to your hunkering.
"Take a Walk" by Passion Pit
Because we all need a dance break every now and then.