Things have changed dramatically, and today the Indie bookshelves are filled not only with newbie authors but also with books written by seasoned authors who chose to leave traditional publishing companies and venture the Indie path in order to make money.
Never punish yourself for taking a break from writing or creating anything because life demands your attention. It is our everyday lives that inspire our art, after all. Embrace the things that must be done, then be joyous when you return to your chosen activities.
I can face the wall of resistance. I will write on the wall of resistance!
...the perfect stories are the ideas finished and shared.
Always mark up your outline headings using Dark - Thick - Marker for your major ideas. If like me, you use a program like Scrivener to write the outline, then use Big - Thick - Fonts) it works!