I used to write for a living, as a marketing and human resources director for a small cleaning supply firm. That meant writing every day, pretty much all day. Then I became a technical writer and documenter for software. Again, writing all day. I became a software developer and company executive after that. I spent the next 15 years growing a small development house into a large enterprise software company. My writing became reduced to emails, proposals, and marketing blurbs, no long form stuff allowed! I got out of the practice of daily writing for 15 years. Now, after selling the company, I am attempting to retrain myself to get back into writing. I have nothing but time, and no need to go out and get a “real job”.
So now comes the hard part. Actually forcing myself to write every day.