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!