Writers don’t get days off.

I mean, staff writers and salaried folks tend to work certain hours. If you’re writing freelance or working towards a goal in fiction, you can and should be cramming words into every spare moment available. Even when a writer is sick, or dealing with external issues, time must always be carved out for the writing.

I’ve been trying to do that lately, and I keep running into issues or out of energy. So I am turning to you, hivemind, for your help.

Writers: how do you push through the negative things between you and your words? It is just a matter of writing through the pain? What inspires you? What makes things better when it feels like they’re getting worse?