Not long ago, anything other than querying a gatekeeper and hoping to be let in would have been considered vanity. This is no longer the case. Forget everything you thought you knew about creating a book outside of the traditional publishing realm. Self-publishing today is a respectable, viable choice for many writers.
For many writers, the hardest part is getting started. Oh, we love thinking about writing so very much. But eventually you need to get the words from your brain to the paper or screen. Figuring out how to start writing and getting past the mental hurdle of taking the first step into a new project can be a challenge for even the most experienced writers.
The first step toward learning how to prioritize your writing is to consider your typical day. Depending on your life circumstances, a large portion of your time may be taken up by basic activities of daily living. Everyone wishes they had longer stretches to do what they love. What else other than writing competes for your time?
Developing an intentional writing habit is great, but eventually you need to get serious about evaluating what you have written. For some writers this qualifies as fun, for other writers misery. Regardless, learning how to edit your own writing remains a necessary part of the overall process.