If you are once sure what you do want, you find that everything else goes down before it like grass under a roller—all other interests, your own and other peoples’s.
Dorothy L. Sayers, “Gaudy Night, as quoted by Tasha AlexanderI agree. When I come across something that snags my interest, all my other obligations and responsibilities get done, but that shiny new idea or hobby or book or plot takes over. My mind and heart play with it, savor it, think about it, plan what I'll do next. Everything else becomes "grass under a roller".
Is your writing the "roller". Or something else?