Writing Woes

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

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

3 thoughts on “Writing Woes

  1. When we talk about writing being hard. I often think that we need to better couch or explain what we mean. We make writing harder, because we care about how words come across on the page. We could throw a bunch of words on a page, like my business clients sometimes would like me to do, but would the words matter, would they touch the audience. We make writing hard, because we know how great writing can move a reader and how it can sing a majestic song. We make writing hard, because we care. My two cents. Thanks for the piece.

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    1. Hey Brian?

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I can relate to wanting to touch the reader. And I like how you said “how it can sing a majestic song” what a wonderful way to describe it.

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