In five years, I want to earn an income as a writer.
To do that, I need to have work accepted to a publication that pays for fiction.
For that, my work must be acceptable.
So, I need to keep on writing and submitting, no matter what.
To keep writing and submitting, I need to feel good.
Not feeling good gives me an excuse not to write
I need to be healthy.
After my doctor told me that I needed to lose 40 lbs to be healthy, I found people who could help me lose the weight and keep it off.
138 days after I went to the doctor and 109 days after my first day of changing the way I do everything, I am much happier, much healthier, and I am writing at about 500 words a day.
I pace myself the same way I would on the treadmill or the weight bench. I measure myself the same way, too.
There is more to being a writer than just writing.