When the novel/short story/novella you're working on is going really well and you're happy with it, proud of it, thinking that, hey, you might be good after all, might be a real writer, might have a writing future ...
Do you read it aloud to yourself? While doing different character voices? Do you read it silently, picturing cool, fascinating, frequently hilarious author Neil Gaiman's voice as he reads it aloud? In front of a huge audience at the WhateverTheHeckCon? And they love it, and laugh in all the right places? Do you imagine running into the awesomely awesome Stephen King at a 711 in Bangor, Maine, where you strike up a conversation, and he asks to read this almost-but-not-quite finished, first draft, work-in-progress? And he reads it, and he loves it, and says it's amazing?
Guess it's just me, then.
Maybe you should try it, though. It's a blast. ;-}