Art is Not Hard
17th Nov 2010 in Writing
Some writers like to whinge about how writing is hard. We struggle for hours to produce a few sentences, no-one appreciates us, the money isn’t enough to buy a Pot Noodle, blah blah.
Writing is not hard.
You know what is hard? Getting up every single weekday and going to a job that you hate, but having no drive or ambition to do something else. Never knowing what you’re supposed to do with your life. Having no talent or creativity. These things are hard.
When you write you have a purpose. You are being creative and you are producing something. You go deep into your imagination and you put words together, and that is fun. If you do not take pleasure in any aspect of the process or production of writing, then don’t fucking write. No-one is forcing you.
You want to write? Go and write. It’s easy.