Imagine you've had a hard day. You're tired. You got home from work much later than you expected, and you're sitting down to a cold dinner. You eat and then look up at the clock and see that it's 10 pm. You're exhausted.
But you're on a 30 day trial of writing every day for a minimum of 30 minutes, and you haven't done your 30 minutes of writing yet today.
What do you do?
How you answer this question tells me whether you're a real writer or not. It tells me whether you should be taken seriously.
And that's why, when your mind and your ego tell you to blow off today's session and go to bed, you ignore them. You cease the internal dialog, set the timer and sit down to write. And you grind out a writing session without expectations or attachment.
That's a writer who should be taken seriously.