You have a Bob in your life. I know I do. I have plenty. People who look at me like I have three heads when I say "this is my day job, I write too."
Now, I'm a little different from Kate, here, because I am not sure I will ever be full time with the writing. I might try for it in the future if things line up, I suppose, but my day job provides nice steady income, insurance, and distraction with PAID people-watching time. That is pretty sweet. And I'm able to keep myself part time, working while my kids are in school. So that's also pretty sweet.
I have writing time if I get up early, after work before kids get out of school, and in the afternoon/evening while they do homework and after bedtime. Right now, my goal is to write SOMETHING every day. Maybe I should set a two page goal. I know when I set a goal for myself and I don't reach it, I make myself angry. Because I'm absolutely capable of that goal I set.
NaNo, for example. This year, like last, I'm not allowing myself to be UNDER the daily goal at all. I try and write ahead so if a day is busy (like yesterday), I don't have to stress myself out too much to meet it. I'm close for yesterday's goal, so I will write ahead today.
Anyway, Bob, you suck. But you also make us strive to do better. To do more. So, thank you, Bob. I like a challenge. ;)
So! What spurs you on more? Positive reinforcement, or a nay-sayers? Have you grown your thick writer skin yet? ;)
(Don't really feel all that more awake, and I bet my rambling kinda shows that... time to set the coffee maker.)