A friend came by the other day, a woman I don't know all that well. I had just received an advance reader's copy (ACR) of my next novel, When Your Mother Doesn't, which is coming out April 7. I was dancing around the room in excitement, and she congratulated me and then said, "I can't tell you how many people I run into (she's in the local theater scene) who all say they want to write. And they don't. And you do! I think that's amazing."
I thanked her and told her my secret was working on it every day, most days an hour but sometimes just five minutes. But it all adds up and I keep writing. I don't know if it's more than that. I've always been a pretty productive person. And I really enjoy writing; it's not something I put off because it's tedious or scary.
I think it boils down to one's desire to write or to have written. Perhaps people who say they want to write a book or a screenplay really just want the product. They want to have written the book, not to do the process of it. Writing is hard and sometimes frustrating but to me it's well worth it. What's your take on your own writing? Wanting to do it or wanting to have done it? Both are legitimate paths to take as long as you get on the path.