Don't you hate how writing always calls you? You know you should be stripping wallpaper or playing catch with your son or doing the mound of dishes or making dinner or taking a shower, but ...
... the writing calls to you. An idea comes that you HAVE to write down. You glance at your growing stack of papers ("ideas") and wonder when you'll ever have the time to organize them, let alone actually WRITE about them.
Balance is hard to find. I guess the best advice (which I don't actually follow) is to play with your kids first (fill those love tanks!!!!), do your chores, THEN write.
This is hard for me because sometimes when I'm available for the kids, they are doing something else and don't want me involved at that moment. So I sneak in writing when I can and fill the rest of the day with kids and house.
How do you tell Writing to shut up and handle your responsibilities like a big girl or boy?