I haven’t been writing, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not working on my novel.
I spend probably as much time writing as I do working out scenes, arcs, motivations, dialogue in my head. When I am trying to fall asleep, when I am doing dishes or cooking or folding laundry, when I am driving to and from work… and many more times during my day, I am working through the fictional people that live in my brain.
Right now, I wish I could spend more time actually writing, but it’s just not working out that way. Still, my stories never leave me. They’re always lingering. And this is why no matter what happens with publication, I know I’ll always be writing… because the stories are always there.