Every day there are challenges, and every day I fight them for a few minutes to myself to write, blog, and essentially attempt to kick-start my career as an author... At least an author paid better than what I have been making.
People don't get it. You say you need time to dedicate to your career and they say "oh I thought you were already working for _____..." There is a difference between a job and a career. There is a difference between being paid for a 9-5 and for a career that you live, breathe, and think.
Its also amazing how you can find time to think about your career when you make it a significant portion of your life. How you can think about the next plotline, the next character, the next scene while doing dishes, driving in the car, or laying in bed.