The exact opposite to the above sentiment is reading http://www.aliventures.com/. Never have I found an author (a Brit at that!) with oodles of enthusiasm (she almost sounds American) on how to make money through writing for oneself. A life every writer such as you, dreams about but which very few of us every get around to, knowing the pitfalls that come in the way of a non nine to five job. A lot of the advise here resonated with me.
For the most productive writing phases of my life is on struggling awake at 5 am, bribing myself with cups of sweetened tea, then writing for at least an hour. A page a day. Not bad. A sentence, a word, a letter at a time.
And having turned the corner it seemed like instead of driving myself harder, I suddenly feel a huge lack of ... uh! what you may call it...motivation.
As if I failed myself somehow (what nonsense, you say? See what all you have achieved!) Yes I did. Can embark on visa-less travel but conversely travel much less now.
So right now, am taking it one step at a time. Going back to what I really enjoy doing. One completed task at each stage. If you are hesitating don't. Just do it. And tell me when you get that first breakthrough.