From a Rumpus interview with Sam Lipsyte, author of Home Land and the recently released The Ask...
Rumpus: You teach writing at Columbia. And you’re married with two children. Does being really busy help your novel-writing?
Lipsyte: In a way it does. I used to squander a lot of time to get some “good hours” in. Now I have much briefer windows. I have to attack. Hit the ground running. No dilly-dallying. Though of course I still do. You still need to be dreamy. But when it’s time to write I’m not scared of being distracted. I won’t be. I’m going to die. I’ve got to finish this story, this scene, this book.
You can read the rest of the interview here.