Brian Staveley on Writing and Home Life


Brian Staveley has a post up on A Dribble of Ink, a Hugo-award winning fanzine, all about how he has had to reconcile writing and working as a professional writer:

The problem, as it turned out, was my trying to write from home. When Jo and I moved to Vermont, newborn baby under one arm, newborn three-book deal under the other, I had a romantic notion of writing out on the deck while my infant son happily puttered about my feet. Jo, who works part-time, imagined ample opportunity to grow beets or trim roses or massage the local deer, all while our son puttered happily about under her feet. At the end of each day we would gather around a rustic table, break bread, and regale one another with the day’s adventures. The infant? He would be still happily puttering, we thought.

Read the full article here.