As well as writing creatively I also teach creative writing. Sometimes these actions feed into each other. Sometimes they get in the way, as if I use up all the creative energy I can find by spending my time teaching others.
I recently published a short story on this theme, in Text: The Journal of Writing and Writing Courses . It’s available at http://www.textjournal.com.au/oct13/holloway_prose.htm.
Does it resonate with others, I wonder? Do the actions which we are obliged to perform as part of our daily lives also stop our daily life of writing? Or is our life of writing part of our life, taking sources and solace from all its influences?