If it wasn't for schooling being free through my work, I probably would never have gone back. Once I completed my Bachelor's Degree in English (which I still feel was totally useless for me to get to be an author. All I did was read books and write reports on them, which I could have done on my own.) I swore to myself I was DONE with school for good. Never again would I write a research paper or thesis. But once I dove into the self-publishing world of indie authors I realized that only about 10% of writing actually has to do with writing! The majority of the success of your book depends on good marketing skills! CRAP!
Why is it so hard to not let life get in the way of writing? Even my dedication to blogging has waned. I know that I should carve out 30 minutes each day to sit and write, whether on this blog, in my book, or elsewhere. I am doing A LOT of journaling, so I guess that can be considered writing.