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If you want to make writing into a career, you need to treat it like a job. Perhaps you can’t treat it like a full-time job due to work and family commitments. That’s okay. When you’re trying to gain traction as a writer, it’s going to be a juggling act. Nevertheless, whatever else you need to do in your life, you need to make a place for your writing.
Set aside a block or two of time each week to write, even if it’s only an hour a week. Treat that time commitment like another job. During that time, barring illness or emergency, you need to work. This is, after all, the career you want. You owe it to yourself to make that commitment. If you treat that time as dispensable, you’ll be cheating yourself.
As with any other job, writing requires dedication and discipline, especially since you’re the only one holding yourself accountable. The good news is that writing, while difficult, can also be quite fun and rewarding. It’ll be worth the effort you put into it, so you may as well give it the best you’ve got.