Writing is Hard — Even When It’s All You Ever Want to Do

Writing is hard, but not the part about getting motivated to go to the keyboard.

frazzledauthor_dreamstime_xs_11671759Writing is hard because of everything you have to learn in order to write and edit well.

Writing is hard when the ideas are there in images and feelings, but you have to wring the right words out of yourself somehow.

Writing is hard because you have too many nights when you only get three hours of sleep (or there would be no book, ever), but you still have to perform at work.

Writing is hard because, as you shoehorn it around your job, family, and critical daily responsibilities, there’s just never, ever enough time.

When you add book production and promo to the mix, you raise the stakes even more.

Here are more reasons why writing is hard: Writing is Hard by Meg Dowell.

Related: First You Have to Write Many, Many Words.

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disabilities and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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