So let me rephrase: I AM writing my first novel.
The thing is, I am finding it EXTREMELY difficult to make (notice I didn't say find) the time to write. I have two, very energetic little boys who require my attention nearly all day long. My youngest naps in the afternoon, but my oldest does not. They will both be in preschool three days a week starting in early September, and I am VERY grateful for that. However, until that time, I'm trying to fit the writing in here and there, and I'm floundering.
So I'm asking you dear readers who have (or at one point had) small children while you were doing the writing thing: When do/did you write? During the day? Late at night? In spurts? Chunks of time?