Good to see you all last night! Funnily enough after our chat I came across this article about a writer I had never heard of called Tillie Olsen (b. 1912) who wrote, among other things, an essay on the difficulty of writing as a mother of four children... Link below. 'In other words: How will you not be worn out? How will you not succumb? The moral and existential danger of tiredness is a widespread modern malady, but an unusual literary subject. The 20th-century novel is enchanted by ennui and seduced by alienation, perpetually fascinated by the stultifying, dehumanizing effects of modern life. But exhaustion of the kind that these women contend with — the everyday burden of their unending busyness — is rarely represented in fiction. The reason is suggested on the first page of “I Stand Here Ironing”: “And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?”'