Dustin, glad to hear you are connecting with what we do here at Go Into The Story. Re your writing: My experience is the more you engage your characters and spend time ‘inside’ your story universe, the better insofar as your connection to that material. Whatever it takes. Schedules. Plans. Daily writing. Every writer is different. So, too, every story. As long as you’re passionate about the story you’re developing and writing, keep leaning into the story itself and its characters. Use that connection to fuel your creative process.
Best of luck to you in all your creative endeavors in 2018 and beyond!