How hard is it for you to write?

So, I’m opening this up to the scribblers.

People often say: Oh, if I had enough time to write, it would be so easy. Words would just flow out of me.

I have a full-time job and I run another blog. Time is something I don’t have.

But ignore that. Even with all these drawbacks: At the end of the day, how easy do you find it to write? And by that I mean: For whom among you do the words flow as a stream, and for whom among you do they not?

I’ve been fortunate. When I sit down to write, more often than not the words come out in a torrent. But that’s not the case for everyone.

Share your experiences in the comments.

2 thoughts on “How hard is it for you to write?”

  1. It’s variable, of course, as in every human artifact. Once I get writing, I tend to flow. On occasion, however, it’s a slog through mire. Sometimes it depends on the particular piece. With fiction, I tend to get going and it unfolds at pace (which is, of course, not the same thing as saying it’s easy). On my dissertation, there were times I powered through pages, and other times it was a struggle to get a paragraph.

    For the most part, though, writing comes steadily and readily for me. It has been that way as long as I remember. When I’m writing I am in love, with all that that entails, including the heartbreaks. Words are breath.

    When I’m writing, I’m alive.



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