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?”
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.
That’s the way I’m feeling again. And I think it might supplant some vices which need supplanting.