I'm answering reader questions on my publisher's Author of the Month blog, and I thought I'd link this to it.
Question: How do you balance writing, teaching and all the other things you do? In short: how DO you do it?
First of all, for context, let me say that I am the type of person who could never do one thing only. No matter how much I protest (weakly) that I have too much to do, the fact is that I thrive on activity and challenge. So I am constantly taking on new ventures, thinking up new projects, saying yes to everything, and then figuring out how to do it all.