I'm going to try to include an author Q&A in most of my newsletters. If you want to ask me a question, you can feel free to contact me through my website. Sometimes I may ask another author to answer a question, just to get a different perspective. This month's question is:
Do I write every day?
Pretty much, but it's not all fiction. I make my living as a freelance writer. I write everything from technical manuals to articles for blogs and websites. On the rare days when I'm not pressed with a deadline for my freelance or fiction projects, I use that time to catch up on my personal blog posts.
If I were giving advice to fiction writers, I'd say do whatever it is that keeps you moving forward. Some people need to work on their novel every day or else they lose momentum. Others can work only a couple of days per week, churn out amazing amounts of work on those days, and never forget where they are in a piece. And there are all kinds of writers in between. Figure out what works for you and do that.