Why I'm choosing to write a book instead of having a second child

But when I take a hard look at my life I have to admit that I have a finite amount of time and energy and everything is a tradeoff. I am acutely aware that I traded a large chunk of my personal time to have a child. And I've never regretted that decision for a second. But I would regret a second child. Even if I did publish a novel with two children I would forever wonder what higher levels of success I could have reached had I decided to stop at one and focus on writing instead.

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Why only children are awesome

I am a third generation only child, and my son will be a fourth generation only child. I am not only pro-only child, I've jokingly referred to myself as an only child bigot, prone to espousing how only children are a master race of superior humans. Really, I'm only half kidding, because I think only children are AWESOME. Here's why.