I mean I was so bored I started working on the next chapter of my story and I haven't yet gotten the next chapter back from the editors yet.
I'm actually starting to get ahead. It is a strange feeling and I'm unfamiliar with it.
The procrastinator in me is screaming at me trying to get my attention. While the writer in me is spitin' out prose. It's very unnerving. And it puts me in a unfamiliar place.
I typically work on new stories (continuing work begun earlier) while editing as a way of keeping my writing fresh, so my edits don't sound stilted, and so I won't have to get 'back into writing' once the book is completed. But then again, that's because, finishing and editing the entire book before ever posting, the editing process is more intensive than it is otherwise.
I find that if I spend too long reviewing edits and wrestling with nitty-gritty details of punctuation and English comp, my brain starts to seize up and I can't do anything for days at a time!
Man was meant to dream of better worlds, rather than nit-picking the phrasing of isolated phrases. It's a necessary process, but also a fairly painful one.