Why Writing is Hard

Yep, lately, this is me. You?

A Writer's Path


by Meg Dowell

Writing is hard.

You know this without having to convince yourself it’s true. You may love it – it may be your art; your love; your baby – but that doesn’t mean there are days it doesn’t take all you have left in you to drag yourself to your laptop and write something. Writing isn’t easy. Sometimes it feels like the words are flowing from your fingers and they’ll never stop – but not long afterward, you’re staring at your empty coffee cup, in a daze, as if you can’t believe you just wrote 2,000 words without thinking twice about it.

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14 thoughts on “Why Writing is Hard”

    1. At times it’s so easy, but other times, I just am too tired to write. Maybe more with my illness with severe fatigue than anything. Sometimes I can’t concentrate. But the ideas are always flowing and there. So I make a note or two, leave it for later. Thank you very much for the compliment, it means a lot 💕❤️🍁

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      1. Thank you for such kind words Melinda. It must have been difficult to see your sister like that. I’m okay, it’s just some days are great, others in between, and others feel awful, in a more extreme way than the average person usually feels bad. But I get by, all things are possible through Christ 🙏🏻🌺 Have a Happy Monday 🙂

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  1. Wow, talk about an elephant in the room. Or in this case a great big rock that doesn’t want to be moved. Writing is hard, Amanda, isn’t it? My favorite image for this is a scene from a mystery novel, which has little to do with the plot: a writer literally chains herself to her filing cabinet before writing at her desk. There is an alarm clock, too, set to go off when she’s been there long enough. Literally, I don’t recommend this. Figuratively, I think it works. Sigh.

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    1. Yes, the writer did such a good job writing this post. There are times writing flows, but there are times when you have to force yourself to sit down and write something –anything. I love the image from your mystery novel, it’s very apt. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Christopher 🙂

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