I've been bellyaching about too many emails and not enough time recently.
This post by Stephen J. Schwartz at Murderati on Crunch Time reminded me agents haven't cornered the market on time problems at all.
His post opens with a poem by Charles Bukowski (and if you've not read Charles Bukowski, stop what you are doing and remedy that)
Air and light and time and space
By Charles Bukowski
“-you know, I’ve either had a family, a job, something
has always been in the
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
For the first time in my life I’m going to have a place and the time to
No baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your
you’re going to create blind
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.
Baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find