The Fart Of Fiction No. 13
When you're writing and it's working, don't stop to smell the roses unless you put aside the work-in-progress to do other writing jobs.
There's poetry, short stories or the first book that you keep going back to because it never got published and there's always something. Don't procrastinate, but it's fine to stretch your wings. I'm going to a Birds Of A Feather writing workshop every Sunday to keep me actively writing.
The trick is to write off-line and keep editing the work and submitting it to publishers. When you keep writing and editing, the quality of work increases, and slowly, you become more valuable.
When I'm not writing, I'm thinking of books and new and wonderful ways to read what I want.