The ideas! The words! Sometimes writing is so exciting (pardon the rhyme) and the thoughts come so fast it’s hard to keep up.
Other times it’s hard work. A mountain of work. Work tainted by despair: will anyone want to read it? Most writers serve a very long “apprenticeship” learning the craft, discovering their niche and finding a way to get their words “out there” in terms of paid publication.
It gets discouraging. We start to wonder if we’re wasting our lives. I had the privilege of guest posting this week at Seriously Write, and I shared how liberating it was to discover that writing is a gift that needs to be used. (Click the link to visit the post)