But do you really not have time for it or is it a matter of it just isn't a priority?
You see, there is no question for me. When it comes to content vs. fiction, most often I'll choose the fiction. Crazy, I know, because there's no guarantee I'll get paid for it like I do content writing. But it's about the passion. And if you have the passion for it, you'll do it, regardless of other circumstances.
Let's use an analogy of exercising. The number one complaint of why people won't go for a walk is because they say they don't have the time. Then when their lives are threatened by a diagnoses from the doc, then priorities shift and they realize just how important that exercise is and wa-la, suddenly they have time for it; suddenly it's important enough to focus on. It's sad, though, in that situation that it takes a threat of a loss of life to get them to start moving.
For writers, we won't die if we don't write so we don't have that life or death motivation to push us. But we can find motivation in other ways. In my life, for example, my kids are my motivation to keep writing and keep pushing. I don't feel like I have a right in the world to tell them they should (and can) pursue their dreams if I don't pursue mine. It would make me feel like a hypocrite.
What is your motivation? What will it take to get your fingers tapping?
Peace and Happiness,