there’s no actor outside of the action

all day I didn’t think I could write a cover letter.  The thing I needed to do. By around 10 a.m. I had given up on the day.  I knew I couldn’t do it.  Not today.  I traversed the time in various ways, mostly benign.  Then at around 3:00, I decided to do what I sometimes do, which is to fake it.  Just write a couple of terrible sentences.  Probably 4 minutes or so after I sat down at my desk and started writing the letter, I was no longer faking it.  I became intent on writing the letter and finished writing it maybe 45-60 minutes later.