Develop the art of time management. If you really want to write, you will find the time. I don’t watch much TV (thankfully it’s not that much of a sacrifice to give it up) and use that time in an evening to do my major writing stint.
Keep going. Get into a routine. Be persistent. You’ll train your mind into accepting “oh this is writing time” and you’re then more inclined to get on with the job in hand. Doesn’t matter whether this is 10 minutes or 10 hours. Use whatever little scraps of time you have to write notes, jot down story ideas etc. All those ten minutes here and there add up. Going to the dentists, doctors or anywhere you’ll have to wait for a while? I use that time to read. Reading helps writing. Train journeys are good for this too.
Don’t worry about writer’s block. I’m not convinced it exists but if you feel stuck write down ANYTHING that occurs. BRAINSTORM. Who knows? There might be an idea or several dozen in there for future tales.
Visit the websites of writing magazines like Writers’ News, Mslexia and so on. Can contact other writers on these. Also backs up the print versions.
Describing the Physical Environment
Cherry trees, play an important part in my books but for your tale, have you enough description of the physical place in which you set your tale to make it real to your reader? Drip-feed information into your tale so it doesn’t distract. People are put off by solid blocks of narrative. If you’re creating a new world, have your explained how it works? This does not mean necessarily going into all its physical laws but you need enough to convince your reader this place could exist.
Your characters and world seems real to you, great. But have you given enough detail to convince your reader? Consider getting an independent reader in to spot the things you’ve taken for granted. I’ve used the Hilary Johnson Advisory Service twice and paid for this as it has the advantage of being truly independent nor do you unwittingly put pressure on friends to come up with what they think you want them to tell you. You genuinely want to know if you haven’t explained everything and only an independent eye can show this up.