Austin Kleon, creativity guru, has this advice for literary types: “Don’t try to write a book while taking care of a newborn baby.” That, of course, is exactly what I have been doing, and the blog has suffered accordingly.
Happily, sometimes a friend steps in to do my work for me. Peter Kwasniewski took some e-mails I wrote to him years ago and reshaped them into the first half of an article on the Eucharist; he sent a draft to me and I made some edits, drafted a new introduction, and ta-da! A new publication.
My own advice for literary types: Always include at least one over-achiever in your circle of advisors.