Ten writers for children. All with something to say.
My biggest frustration with my writing/illustrating career of late has been time - or more accurately, the lack of time. Visiting schools, preparing for conferences, and trying to keep up with business-related emails can easily fill my days and weeks. Before I know it, a month has slipped by and I've done little, if any, new writing. Add to the equation that I'm a very slow writer who needs plenty of time to think and rethink his ideas, and the result is an output of writing far less than I would like.
I heard an author once say that successful writers don't have the time to write, they make the time to write. I know that's true. And so I find myself balancing the necessary non-writing aspects of being an author (many of which I love) with making time to actually write, and wishing that my days were an extra three or four hours long.