A question authors often receive is what is their writing process. Below takes you through my approach. As an overview, it is important to note that there is no correct answer to process and that other authors will have wildly different approaches. In particular, while I am a planner and plotter, others go in rather blind and let the characters dictate the direction of the story as they come to life.
For me, it is also worth noting that I treat writing as my job. As such, I get up every day, do my regular morning routine, get dressed (an important step for creating the correct mindset), and sit down to work. I take breaks, do chores and errands, eat lunch away from my computer, and shut down at the end of the day. And like any job, there are days where I have to work late, go in early, work through lunch, put in a weekend day, or any such thing. Those days are the exceptions and not the rule. Also like any job, some days are better and/or more productive than others, and I have to not beat myself up and just go on to do better tomorrow.