Here is a nice article that John Scalzi put together over at the Whatever blog where he gives a few tips about what it means to be a writer. And in the process he gives all procrastinators (me, raising my hand) a swift kick in the balls to those that complain that there simply isn’t enough hours in the day to write.

I should also point out, and I think I have here on a previous occasion, that Stephen King was considered an unlikely candidate to become a successful writer because at the time Carrie was published King worked full time and had two children and a wife.

Just goes to show that it can be done – have a life and be a writer at the same time.