It's time for the monthly Insecure Writers' Support Group post, and I thought I'd chat about the Next Day. Because I write for a living, that's what writing is for me. It's what I'm going to be doing tomorrow, and the next day, and the next... That sounds like a complaint, so I'll preface this by saying that I enjoy writing a great deal, and I'd rather be doing it for a living than working in an office, or practically anything else.
Having said that, the moment you have to do something, that's when it gets tricky. The difference between writing professionally and as a sideline isn't the quality. The quality comes down to the writer. The difference is that the professional (certainly in ghostwriting) has to come back and do the same thing again tomorrow to the same standard, whether they're inspired or not.
So it's nice to be able to get some of my own stuff done for once, including some work on a novel idea I've been playing with. Now I just need to work out what I'm going to do with it.