In the early days, I'd have a mug of coffee on one side of the keyboard, a manual breast pump on the other. I would get up at dawn, as it was the best time for pumping and writing. One activity sustained my girls; the other, me.
What all this connecting allows for is the very real possibility that somewhere out there is someone just like you, someone you may never have the chance to meet without the vast tool of the Internet. Hop on Twitter and find out. You may just find a new best friend.