I'm only being sarcastic, but there are definitely some ugly writing days when you work on a book. One of the questions that people like to ask all the time, has to do with handling the bad days writing literature. In other words, how do you handle all the obstacles that get in the way of producing killer content? You know, things like family obligations, work, writer's block, etc.
To be completely honest, being a writer can really suck sometimes. Often, you have the best idea at the most inopportune moment. In my case, I have woken up at night, left a running shower, and eaten many a cold meal because a stroke of genius will hit me at the wrong time of the day.
If you were to sit in my office chair, you would find a scratch pad right beside the computer. Additionally, I also have a "notes" app on my phone that I jot little things down in as well. Both of these things help immensely when it comes to writer's block, or not being able to produce fresh, new content.
As for all the other distractions, I carve out anywhere between 30 - 60 minutes of time per day where I am not to be interrupted. This is writing/editing/creating time that I commit to almost everyday. After that, I am doing whatever needs to be done for the sake of my family.
I once heard that if something was important to you, that people would always make time for that specific thing in their lives. Our children, our significant others, and our work schedule all get factored into your time priorities each day, but if you want to produce a book, then you must allocate the same amount of time to that project that you would for anything else important. Otherwise, all the "obstacles" will win the fight.
Until next time,