Author Ben Esch (that is the best author photo ever) wrote a blog post called The Journey is the Inn that:
1. Makes Chaucer sound zenny, and
2. Is all too true.
Seriously beginning authors, you'd better like sitting alone with your computer screen in a room piled with paper and junk and collecting research books and professional journals you'll probably never have time to read and trying to avoid letting your teenage kids find out that their after school jobs pay better than yours because that's what Esch is talking about when he says, "Try to enjoy the process of writing."
I'm always complaining because I don't have more time to do those kinds of things.