Earlier this week, I was asked "How is the book coming along?" The answer given at the time was "Fine."
The correct answer resembles something like a list of excuses.
- Work has gotten in the way.
- There is the issue with X and Y.
- I haven't transferred my files across to the new computer.
- The wedding.
Hard to pay the bills without protecting the (currently) non income producing writing time. I understand why writers start and stop. If they fail to see the results, somewhere along the line, they cease, and their story never gets out.