Saturday, November 08, 2008

Willpower and the Home Office

Ray Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'
I was driven out of my garage by my loving children, who insisted on coming around to the rear window and singing and tapping on the panes.  Father had to choose between finishing a story or playing with the girls.  I chose to play, of course, which endangered the family income.

From the Afterword in the 1989 printing, copyright 1982.

I know exactly how that is.  Kids - or at least my kids - are so darn entertaining I have to exercise an enormous amount of willpower when I'm working at home.
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