I don't know for sure how I thought becoming a writer would change my life. I might have been under the impression that there would be a special place I would go and not have to cook, clean, and take out the garbage. Was I wrong! I remember reading that Walter Mosley writes every day in between carpooling, helping with homework and doing all of the every day tasks that we all of have to do. His advice to new writers was that you should write every day and not use your life as an excuse not to. My writing thoughts are usually swirling around in my mind and as soon as I can I write them in my notebook so I won't forget them.
I follow his advice except when I am not near my computer. Thankfully that is not very often.