I took time off to write the first four. I was working asafreelancer and my time was elastic. I could spend a whole week writing if I wanted to.
I often did in fact spend a whole week writing.
I wrote my fifth book while I was working full time, and it was an entirely different experience. It was really hard.
The short answer to your question is that I got up early every day to write.
I got up early when I was tired, when I had worked late the night before, even when after I got up and in front of my computer I felt unmotivated and uninspired.
I got up early because I knew that if I wanted to write I needed to do so before my day crowded my writing out.
The only way to get the important things done is to put myself in a position where I cannot make excuses.
My fifth book is out today (yaaaaas) and fittingly it’s about lessons I learned at work.
How canyou set career goals if you don’t know whatyou want to do? How do you know if you’re good at your job? How do you know when to quit? What do you do if you don’t know what to do? How canyou get promoted faster? How canyou be more powerful?
And, how canyou make sure you don’t ever forget to make room for what is important?