Writing is my full-time job. Writing is the most difficult job I have ever done. My experiences with “traditional” jobs were after putting in eight, nine, ten, or more hours, I quit working and did other things, such has hobbies, or clean house, or mow the lawn. Writing, though, consumes all of my waking hours, never pausing, never stopping, never resting.
Writing is difficult; writing is scary; writing is rewarding. Lucky for me, the rewarding part outweighs the difficult and scary parts.