Like many writers, I write because I *have* to. If I don't write, I get jittery and unsettled - the world doesn't feel quite 'right.' I love writing, and have done it for as long as I can remember. That doesn't mean it always 'works' though. Sometimes I find it hard to settle, or the writing refuses to flow. When it *does* work, it is bliss.
Currently, my writing is flowing well; the characters are co-operating and the story is playing out in my mind's eye like a film. That feeling is hard to beat - and I intend to make the most of it! So why are things working? I think it is because I have carved out time every morning to write this new novel. I have been very busy lately, setting up new projects and completing existing work. So I have been setting the alarm early, to give me two hours each morning to work on this book. When it goes off, I moan - but very quickly make tea and sit at my desk. I am excited at my progress, and will be keeping up my early morning sessions. If you are struggling to find time for your writing, have a look at your schedule and think about where you can carve time out of your day. For me, that was getting up early; for you, it could be staying up late, watching less television, or fitting in short writing sprints in odd moments. Have a go - you might surprise yourself with what you can achieve!