I think the fact that you fantasize doing jobs as far from writing as possible is a sign that you ARE a writer having a normal fit of "what was I thinking?" I've been there many times (hence my escape into the tango underworld a great foible for writing). But I carry on. I was lucky to make my living as a writer before the Internet and crowdsourcing. Sad that pubs we revered don't "have anything more than trace amounts of the DNA that once defined them." BTW, your book on kid-free writers sent me to Ingrid Nunez's The Friend, a perfect book with inside world of writing for any young people aspiring to write today. That "fact-based" novel made me glad to not be either a student or teacher in today's writing classes. Thanks, Megan, for another inspiring post.