That question can apply to writing and anything else in your life. Do you keep the focus on what you want and need or do you let the needs of others dictate your days? Do you need a deadline – real or self-imposed? If so, how does it help? If not, what is it that keeps you working at what you love in spite of life getting in the way?
You might have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while. Life got in the way. That’s the simple explanation. And, there’s always a longer story. But it’s personal and this is not a personal blog. So make something up. Anything you want. And write your own story around it. When has life gotten in the way of your own goals, writing or otherwise? And why did you let life get in the way? Explore it fully and in great detail.
If you understand yourself better, you will understand your characters better (for those of you who are writers). For all of us, when we understand ourselves better, we will accept ourselves as human beings, faults and all and be less hard on ourselves. We will also accept the people around us. We will go through our days with serenity instead of discord. And we will get back to writing. For non-writers, you will get back to that which makes you happy and leaves you feeling fulfilled.