I’m going to treat writing as a job. Just as I did with the extra courses I was doing this spring, which helped me schedule time for them and complete them successfully. On the other hand, if I treat writing like something I can do when I feel like (even though I enjoy it), then I won’t do it, because at the end of the day writing is still work, and who wants to do extra work if you don’t ‘have’ to.
I’ve often wondered why J.K. Rowling hasn’t written anything else. Did she really only have the one idea in her? (A marvellous and fantastic idea it was). Or maybe, it was a hell of a lot of work, and she just doesn’t want to do that work anymore (for now, or maybe forever). Whether or not she has enough money to last the rest of her life doesn’t matter, Stephen King feels a calling to write that he can’t resist, and it has nothing to do with money. I think J.K. obviously doesn’t feel that calling as strongly, OR, my guess is she just needs a break from all the work she did writing those books!