Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Toiling away

This is how books get written.  By toiling.

I find I suffer from the same misapprehension that less experienced writers do--i.e., that someone somewhere out there is having a super easy go at it when it comes to writing.

Take sci fi and fantasy writers, for example.  Most of those people are just so . . . verbal.  I always feel like they roll out of bed and knock off a manuscript or two by lunch time.  How great would that be, I always moan.  To be a fantasy writer who writes two books a day!

And yet when I'm honest with myself, I'm guessing that writing is no easier for fellow Utah authors like Jessica Day George and Shannon Hale.   Or James Dashner.  Although I have to say that James, at least, makes it look effortless.


No more moaning.  Writing is . . . often hard.  And that's the bottom line.

Back to work, everybody.    We can do this!


Lisa B. said...

Writing is the worst.

Also the best, so that's a conundrum.

Carry on.

Becca said...

I try to still love those people who write a draft in like a week and a half. But sometimes I can't control who I love. Especially when in that same week and a half I've written nothing that will survive the Delete Purge, and the funniest things were on the grocery shopping list.

Michelle Renee Stimpson said...

It's super nice to hear you say that, since you are one of those that make it look effortless.

Melody said...

Thanks for this. Good luck and what-all-else you might need.