Finding the right balance was especially difficult considering the amount of travel I had to do in addition to it.
I find that every little bit adds up, I’d write on my breaks, jot down notes at red lights, and even when I was at a friend’s place. If I’d write a thousand words a day that was a lot, but every now and again I’d have a breakthrough and do two or three.
I now have a completely different job, and my shifts have gone down to 6-8 hours instead.
I write a lot more now, and as for family life I have a partner that supports me 100%.