To make it as a writer, or indeed as anything, you need to be hungry for it. You need to be prepared to sacrifice, work and scrabble to get what you want. That golden apple is there, close enough to see, and you have to be willing to do pretty much anything in order to get it.
For me, I already know I sacrifice to get my writing time. I'm a busy person, what with a full time job and two young kids, but I'm determined to make a career out of writing in the end, so I get up at 5:30am in order to get that extra hour and a half of writing time. it means I often only get 5 hours sleep, but it's worth it.
I also don't go out much. Luckily my work is quite social so I don't find I miss it all that much. I don't watch TV often either. Once the kids are in bed, I might spend an hour or so sitting around with my partner, watching TV or chatting, but once 8.30 rolls around, it's writing time again.
What have you sacrificed for your dream? Are you hungry for success?