Every writer has issues of some sort. I don’t know any authors who find coming to the piece of paper (figurative or otherwise) with brilliant thoughts every day easy and who never find the writing process difficult. I don’t think that ever happens.
And of course, that’s similar to any other profession. Every profession has its issues and restrictions and problems that have to be overcome to achieve what it is you’re looking to achieve. A manager has to deal with problem employees or problems between employees. A cashier has to deal with rude customers or a cash register that doesn’t give the right results. A gardener has to deal with weeds and bugs and weather that doesn’t cooperate. Every job has its problems.
For writers, there’s the issue of writer’s block. Or characters who won’t do what you want. Or lack of ideas.
But my issue always is making time for writing.
I am busy, yes. I have a lot on my plate to be sure. But I always have time in my schedule for a game of Sudoku. Or watching a video about a British guy who was trying to get a flyover for American Air Force airmen who saved his life as a boy (and speaking of that, if you want, grab a handkerchief and watch this: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/flyover-honors-wwii-airmen-who-saved-lives-of-british-children/).
And always, once I get started, I’m usually good for writing for a period of time. It’s always that initial start that is the problem.
How about for you? Where do you struggle in your writing? Or, if you’re not a writer, what prevents you from getting up and doing what you feel you are meant to be doing? What methods do you use to get yourself motivated?