I recently had a student travel from Australia to work with me. We laid out a schedule so he could do a rewrite in 2 weeks, and then he said, “Oh I have friends coming after the first week and will have no time to write, although that is what I came for.”
My reply was be confused, and then to offer him what the writer Kafka once wrote:
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
If you want to be a writer, all you have to do is to make the time to write!