"Simple! I don't wash my underwear."
Seriously though, having come now just out of a season of my day job taking over my life so that I couldn't spare the 2-3 hours I needed to actually continue my current (and first) story on SOL, I find myself wondering two things:
a) What do you do for a day job?
b) How do you fit writing time around that job?
I realise that Stephen King (in 'On Writing') will sprout lines of Grade-A 100% Organic Bullshyte™ like "If you're really a writer, you'll make the time" but then again he can say that now since he swims in a monogrammed money bin filled with airport-novel-best-seller-automatic-nine-reprint-I-killed-a-hooker-no-problem-cash-money. As I recall, he was a high-level alcoholic and his wife didn't leave him, so his predilection for escaping to the laundry of their trailer with a typewriter balanced on his knees was probably preferable for her as opposed to another sixer of whatever pisswater he was swilling.
I spend my days as an educator (of what level and area I shall withhold), and after another 12 hour work day I do feel it selfish to sit at my laptop for another 2-3 hours to write when there's a family that deserves some facetime with moi.
I write when I can - I am often plotting/writing/rewriting in my head but I need 2-3 hours in a chunk to write a chapter and the same again to really try and edit it properly.