So...here's the awful truth. I need to stop goofing off so much.
I need to write. And sell that writing. There are venues out there that could be profitable -- read, "if done correctly, will provide a decent living".
I've learned to work hard in the past few years, to dig in and do what I have to do even when it's out of my comfort zone. Now I need to take my writing seriously and stop wasting so much of my day cruising on the internet. It's entertaining and it gives me the illusion of having a social life, but enough is enough. I need to cut that time down and get productive.
I can do this. And it will be worth it.