Writing is essentially a part of my soul. I find that I need to continue to write to remain happy and to stay focused in life. Not a day goes by that I am not writing something, even if it is as simple as a poem on the back of a napkin.
Usually, I will have an idea come to me when I am doing something random, then I will have the urge to sit down and write as much as I can, until the story is done or I have hit a wall. While most people will allow writer’s block to slow them down, I take it as a sign that I need to move on to something new.
Right now, I have several different stories in the works that I pick up and work on until I come to a point where I am not sure what direction to take the story. From there, I will pick up a different title as I consider my options for the one I just put down. This does take some discipline and taking the time to keep notes about where I have left off and the history that is there.