Something that I’ve found that has helped my writing is to write every single day. Write a sentence between calls, jot down a story idea at the vending machine, turn a strong personality in your life into a character, record memos on your phone, read a page. All of it adds up to continuing to hone your writing edge.
Having a family, and working full time doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing, and family must remain the full time focus. Art supports life, not the other way around. Somebody said that. Wish I could credit them properly.