Just thought it might be interesting to pick everybody's brains on how and when they find the time to compose.
I studied composition in college and graduate school, and I did most of my composing in long all-night spurts. Now I'm married and working full-time in addition to rehearsing most nights, and I see my composing time fizzling away. All-nighters are rarely possible anymore.
Sure, I have an hour free here and there, but I usually can't compose like that -- when I compose I tend to get "in the zone" and will work for hours and hours straight without even getting up from my seat. But since I rarely have that luxury any more, I need to find a new way of doing things.
Also, I work as a music teacher and conductor, so often my "composing" time gets used up arranging music for one or another ensemble, rather than composing my own work.
I know that a lot of you manage to be very prolific composers while balancing a work and family life. So how do you do it?
I think this could be a great discussion, since most composers nowadays do not do it full-time. Any thoughts?