October 16, 2011 § 2 Comments
Not really. I mean it’s about as difficult as talking, it just takes more of a concerted effort. But people really get worked up over writing, especially how hard it is, and then the whining starts. I whine some. I’ll be honest, some days it’s a struggle to write. But writing itself isn’t hard. It’s a simple matter of converting those thoughts bouncing around inside your head into ink on the page. Or pixels on the screen. Unless you have no thoughts, in which case converting them to anything will be difficult.
What’s truly a challenge is actually making yourself sit down and do it. People, including myself, tend to whine a lot more than they write. If you put as much energy into your writing as you did your whining you’d at least get another paragraph or two out of your day. What no one wants to hear is that you’ve always wanted to write a book as if that counted. It’s ok to have always wanted to write a book. And it’s ok to say that. What’s not cool is looking at someone who has done the work of actually writing a book and saying “well I’ve always WANTED « Read the rest of this entry »