My second Random Thought seems a little more writerly focused. Yay!
Why do I have such a difficult time saying "my writing"? I always use some kind of euphemism, like "creative pursuits" or a similar phrase. Sometimes I say, "my work", because that's also what it is. I never say, "my book". I think that sounds too presumptuous, as though I assume it will be a published book when I'm finished. When you're working on your writing, is that what you call it when talking about it with others?