Yeah, I asked. Would you stay single to concentrate on your writing? Last year I ended an on/off 2 year relationship which began when I was intently into writing. As the dating progressed my novel/story writing took a back seat (I kept up the "dear diary" type writing) and then I put it aside for the relationship. I have since resumed writing and have the opportunity to date again. Not sure if I want to. Not sure if I'm using the writing as an excuse to not date or would use the dating as an excuse to not write. I don't like the idea of excusing either. Can a writing relationship and love be balanced?