This is what those of us who work at night at my job call ourselves. When many people are getting finished with work I am heading to work.
For a long time I wanted to be a Daywalker. I actually thought I couldn't write unless I had a day job. I pictured myself going to day job, working 8 hours, coming home, working on writing.
Um that would never happen. I realize now that if I worked at a day job I would come home and be too exhausted to write.
Instead I have my days to write, take writing classes, meet with my writers group. I go to work in the evenings. I work in theater so I am surrounded by storytelling and amazing people.
What I learned from this experience is not to make excuses in writing. I believed I couldn't write unless my life was a certain way but really I had a great job that allowed me to work on my writing. I just had to see it that way.
People sometimes wait for the perfect time to write. Maybe it is when kids go back to school or when the perfect job comes along or the perfect idea hits. My advice is Stop Waiting and Start Writing.
Does anything hold you back from writing? What is your advice for getting past excuses to start writing?