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Disclaimer: I’m working on my novel as I write this post so this is more like a pep talk to myself that I’m sharing here.
I love writing. Oh, wait. Scratch that. I love the feeling of having written something. But I hate writing.
There. I said it.
Okay, sometimes I like it. Pfft.
It’s a grueling experience. Sometimes it feels like my brain is bleeding just to get the words out.
I don’t know. Maybe in a way, I’m a masochist because I still like to do this even though it’s painful and grueling.
I envy those writers who have a burst of an idea and then just go and write.
(I do love that feeling when you’re in the flow and you wish you can type as fast as you can think because the ideas are just flowing.)
As writers, we think about writing. We romanticize about the idea of writing.
We dream of publishing our books.
We’d love to update our blogs more often.
But we don’t.
Because writing is hard. And it’s hard because…
It exposes your inner fears.
It pushes you to your limits.
Or maybe you don’t know what to write about.
It just is.
I’m pretty sure my list isn’t complete and I bet I can come up with more. But for now, I’m leaving it at that.
Because the truth is, I can list a thousand reasons why writing is hard but still the bottom line is: we want this.
You might not enjoy the process, or perhaps you’re like me who has a love and hate relationship with writing, but I’m sure we both love having something written.
So let’s get something written. I know it’s hard. But it’s worth it, right?
Still, I managed to write this post albeit <400 words. Whatever right? That still counts for my word count for the day. (Does it?) Ha!
But I did say I love the feeling of having something written. So now I’m happy. Tee hee!
What about you, mom writer? Got something to add to the list?