Like Chandra, I call myself a writer, and again like her, I do not write enough. If writing is (one of) my vocation(s), one of the things for which I am made and to which I am called, then in a sense I am neglecting that which I was created to do when I am not thus engaged. If I do not consistently practice this as a discipline, it is difficult to say with any integrity that I pursue it as a vocation.
That doesn't make the writing easy.
Part of what I have been thinking about is that it seems to be easier to write about writing than it is to write otherwise. Writers whose books I otherwise skim through turn suddenly engaging, insightful, and even funny when they write about writing. Two examples: