This condition could hit when you have worked all day, ran errands, cooked dinner, cleaned up, put the kids to bed, and are on the verge of complete exhaustion. The line between fantasy and reality is blurred. This is the perfect time to write. But be careful, this can be dangerous if you become too entrenched in your story.
Fugueitis may be my term but the very real condition of a fugue state does happen. It can be caused by extreme stress or a traumatic event. It normally only lasts a few hours but there have been cases of it lasting much longer. You forget who you are and where you came from and the state usually involves unplanned wandering.*
Our characters speak to us; they tell us their story but always remember…we are just the messengers.
And that, my friends, is the Word.
*Note: I would be leery of accepting this excuse without further investigation from husbands or teenagers.