Why is writing so hard?
It’s not writing that’s hard, it’s the thinking part. It’s the awareness part. Today I thought, “I have so much to give as a writer, why does it have to be so hard?”
It’s not just throwing words on a page. It’s throwing words on a page after coming to terms with the internal dialogue going on inside your infinite creative machine. Yes, infinite. Just think of all the things we are swimming through just to get to the point. There’s a million ways to say one thing. Execution matters. Tone matters. Timing matters. And while we balance all that out, we’re fighting our own demons. The little devils inside us that tell us to wait on telling the truth. To wait until it’s the right time. That we aren’t good enough yet and that we should really rethink our dreams and visions. That’s not including our human brain notification’s like: eat, sleep. poop. I could go on for hours but as you can see I’ve already wandered off. Let’s refocus.
You do have a lot to give as a writer. And you give it and you continue giving it.
I’m here to encourage and remind you that You are a talented writer. Writing is hard because it’s requires you to be aware of all the things everyone else drowns out in every way they can. You don’t. You show up with your curious writer’s heart and figure out the depth in every story unfolding around you. Your curiosity is priceless. Your heart is divine and your words are the seeds that bloom into your future. Let writing be all that it is and see what comes from your dedication.
Let’s just take a moment to think about how many jars you could fill if you put a penny in every time you said with glee, “ohh, I could write about that.” (that counts)
“For 40-odd years in this noble profession, I’ve harbored a guilt and my conscience is smitten. So here is my slightly embarrassed confession – I don’t like to write, but I love to have written.”— Michael Kanin, screenwriter of “Woman of the Year” and other movies