Being a writer is hard work, I can tell you that. I recently had an idea for what I feel is a very cool writing project, and have been having trouble getting myself started. That’s when a dear friend and gifted writer gave me some tips on setting goals, pushing myself, and writing conventions for the style of writing I am attempting.
I know what you’re thinking – writers have such glamourous lives, what with the drinking and burden of intellect, but it is much harder than it looks. And if hypothetically you were trying to write something comedic, well… it gets harder still.
I’m reluctant to share too much at this point, save with a few very close individuals, but I am trying hard. I’ve challenged myself to write for one hour an evening, with no music or distraction whatsoever. Yesterday I wrote over 1,000 words. Tonight, it was more like 490.
Being a writer is hard.