I recently posted some stuff about how not to write. Being new to the published author realm, I would like to add one more thing:
Writing the stuff you are getting paid to do is another good way not write the stuff you may want to write. I find myself wishing I could go back to the novel and get some things down, but find I have to work on the scenarios I am writing for 93 Games Studio. Not because they've set a short deadline, but because I'm getting paid to do it.
It's nice to have little things like 'what should I work on' to whine about rather than, "I can't think myself outta this hole, dammit!"
Why yes, I do believe I'll have some cheese with my whine, thankyou.