After a good writing session, I was feeling up and building castles in the air, as usual. This is the one! This is the book! It's going to happen at last! I can feel it! Etc.
Leonore reminded me of the early years, when I was pouring out my first novel and oodles of short stories and was constantly enthusiastic about it all. Back then, I was sure I would make it and become a full-time writer before I turned 30.
Oops! As Maxwell Smart used to say, "Missed it by thaaat much."