In your active writing years, was there ever a point you decided to quit writing altogether? If so, how long before you were back at it?
Of course, it took me forty years to decide to write fiction in the first place.
But having made that leap, I’ve kept going. Every day isn’t spent working on a novel, of course. I spend some days working on marketing or blogging or on social media or preparing to teach writing workshops or working on short stories.
Some days, I even take off.
However, most of the time I do have a novel at some stage in the process, or multiple novels at different stages of the process. I treat writing as a business (which, in my world, it is), so I approach it as such. I try to work hard, I try to work smart, and I try to work in a disciplined fashion.
I’m a masochist!
I’m a writer!