About a year ago I had something that has ended up defining my writing and lack of it at times - a little monster we call Loki (her online name).
At first I was cocky. It was easy to take care of her and write, as long as I didn't nap in the day. I was so damn smug. The only problem with this scenario was that she didn't sleep at night. So between us, I was getting less than four hours in 24. Not optimal.
And as she got (gets) bigger of course it got worse. Those premium nap times where I could get in a thousand words or so disappeared and I was a junkie without a fix.
I'm still struggling to get the balance right. When I sold my first book I scrambled further. Between marketing, kid, life and work, my poor writing wasn't finding an outlet. And its hurting worse with the recent addition of a shattered lower leg (with all that entails.)
So I'd like to ask you, dear readers: how do you balance your other responsibilities with writing? Because I certainly won't stop writing, and every new hint helps!