Check out this advice from Tim Grahl. Its not specifically about writing but it struck a chord with me.
Hope and Fear
You ever notice the unending hope that worker bees have?
“Things are gonna get better.”
“This year I’ll get the raise I deserve.”
“I think my boss will change, just give him time…”
“This time things are gonna be different.”
“I’ll get this promotion and then I’ll actually enjoy my job.”
Is it fear or just stupidity?
It’s not gonna change.
It’s not gonna get better.
And more money isn’t gonna solve that problem.
The problem’s in your gut.
You know this isn’t the life you should be living.
There’s a better way.