Is This the Hardest Thing About Writing a Book?

Novelty Revisions

It’s no secret that writing a book is hard. If it were easy, everyone could do it.

But writing a book isn’t difficult for only the reasons most people assume. From the outside looking in, it can seem like writing is difficult because a writer is trying to expand a unique idea, or they have Writer’s Block, or it’s just generally assumed writers spend most of their time talking about writing but not actually writing anything.

What I don’t see writers talking about enough is WHY writing a book is so hard. I don’t mean that telling a story is a hard thing to do — weaving together a decent plot and all that.

Writing is an extremely physically, mentally, and emotionally draining activity. WHY ARE WE NOT TALKING MORE ABOUT THIS?

It’s not that writing is not enjoyable (most of the time) or that it’s so easy we put…

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