I’ve never met anyone who was forced to write a novel. Sure, there may be a contractual deadline to deliver a manuscript on a certain date, but no one forced the writer to agree to it. Yes, writers need to earn a living, but there are faster and easier ways to make money.
We write because we want to. We’re compelled to.
Yet when the time for writing comes amateurs don’t deliver, and they’ve got all kinds of excuses to justify their inaction. Professionals don’t have time for excuses. They’re too busy writing.
If you want to be a pro, do the work.