Moderation is for people who don't want to achieve anything.
It's for people who want to be kinda good at a lot of things instead of stellar at a few.
I don't think that's necessarily a bad way to be. But to really achieve in the arts (yeah, okay, writing) (and I don't mean just writing a book, and finishing that shit, but also selling the damn thing and then selling it to readers, because otherwise what's the point of the damn thing) you don't get to be moderate. You have to be annoyingly focused, neglect other things (like family and cleaning your house), you have to be a total bitch about putting the time in, immoral and in denial to the point of addiction.
There are only so many hours in the day. You MUST BE ruthless about protecting them.
It's a bitch, I know.
But I think it's pretty true.
So? How goes it for you? Moderation getting you anywhere?