A writer writes! On vacation. Can a retired person like myself have a vacation? If so, a vacation from what?
In my case, since I retired I have worked on my writing most days. Some days household errands consumed the bulk of my day. But whatever I do or don't do is based on my making a decision. In that respect I have freedom from being directed by others during the day.
After 35 years of following rules, regulations and norms for expected behavior, it is refreshing to have that freedom.
During a work day I rarely had a chance to be innovative. I was always directed towards thinking and reacting in an expected fashion.
When we have day to day jobs, we really don't have freedom to do as we wish. Now I have that luxury. If I am distracted from my primary interest of writing, it is my fault that I get distracted.
It is up to me to produce the quality of writing products that I would like to produce. I like the challenge. Now, do I have the ideas and skills to produce writing products that people will find interesting?