Hey there Epic Dreamers! It’s been a while since I’ve “just chatted” with you so I decided today would be the day we’d sit down and have a little chat. So, how’s life treating you? Any big plans? Any big plans you’re regretting having planned because you’ve barely started and it’s already harder than you thought and you wish you could wave a magic wand over it and have it finished?
Yes, I’m talking about something specific in my life right now. Can I make a confession? Writing is HARD.
As you know, I’ve decided to turn The Hashna Stone into a book. This means a lot more writing than what I did for the choose-your-adventure version I did on the blog.
For one thing, there is a lot of work that goes into a segment of writing before the actual writing is done.
All that pacing back and forth is tiring!
Seriously, sometimes I sit down to write and my entire writing session is like this. I can’t decide how I want the chapter to start. I’m bored of this scene that should have ended in two paragraphs but is stretching on into infinity. Everything thing I write sounds like a first grader wrote it.
The list goes on.
Then when I finally get past the deleting-every-sentence-I-write syndrome my writing time is up and I have to move on to mundane, unimportant things. Like living.
For all the frustration writing can bring, it also happens to bring the most satisfaction. There is something so fulfilling about finishing a chapter or having a particular scene turn out well. It’s worth going through the hard parts to get the thrill that comes from realizing that I am writing a book. How many people can say that?
Yes writing, you can be an incredible pain sometimes, but I wouldn’t be able to live without you.
So, what about you guys? Anything in your lives that can be a pain sometimes but you wouldn’t want to live without it?