As a writing teacher and coach, I often worry that I don’t have enough time to work on my own projects. However, recently, I realized that I was using time as an excuse not to get them done. My life changed almost instantly.
Now I’m hard at work on my new story, and realize WHY I was arguing for my limitation: writing this story is painful, and is causing me to see things I would have preferred not to.
But, I also feel I am doing what I should be doing.
When I teach about how to build characters, I suggest to my students that they try to find the character’s inner conflict and use that to drive the story. If I were a character in a story, the inner conflict would be about being a writer.
If you can see what your characters complain about and ask yourself what if they fixed the problem, you may find the that you already have what you need for your story.
Good luck and happy writing.