Before I was writing full-time, as I try to manage to do now, I made sure to clear as many weeks as possible to write. I always tried to make it a point to live by my motto: "All Art All the Time." This meant I took a lot of temp jobs -- something that I could do for a set period of time, pay my some groceries and then take a few weeks off to write some more.
But I really wanted to sell a novel, and I felt that in order to do that I had to have the time to write. I ate a lot of instant noodles during this time.