Writing can be difficult.
Technically I don’t find the writing aspect of being an author to be the hard part. It’s the dag on second, third and fourth drafts, and the editing process that I find difficult.
When I’m writing the ideas seem to flow out of my fingers onto the keyboard. Sometimes I don’t want to stop writing, while other days, well, I don’t want to start.
To be honest, making corrections to my work is what adds a few more pounds. In order to procrastinate the torture of the duty, I tend to eat, and eat, and eat some more. I really need to find a new way of dealing with the stress editing brings before three hundred pounds creeps up on me one day.
Of course I love the end result of the effort I put into a piece, but the process is so much work that while I’m going through it I wonder why I don’t just read books instead of writing them.
What about you? Is writing a pure pleasure for you?