Totally writer. With kids. And thankful. Very. Excerpt? Word.
"I don’t know balance and I never have. I don’t know from moderation either, but I love the sound of it.
I do compulsive and mania well though. I understand extremes. Binge
eating, television watching, gin & tonics. I know those things
intimately. Give me five Jelly Bellies or 500 hundred and I will eat
them all in one sitting. Feel free to tell me that 24 is on DVD or that
Orange is the New Black has been released en masse on Netflix and I will
consume them. Pitchers of drinks. Those too. I’ve done all of it.
I can quit anything, stop, dead to me, easy, but manage something.
No. Not really. Barely. Never. Not reading or running or jerking-off or
drinking or watching television.
I’m all in, and I am all consumption all of the time.
But I am also a parent and I have a day job and I write, and I am
fully engaged in those things as well, and so, how should I talk about
the balance between writing and family and work?
How do I balance all of that? How does it work? And what does it look like?"