Writing is not fun!

A friend points out that I idiotically stated in a recent post that writing is fun.  Poking yourself in the eye with a pointed stick is fun, compared to writing.

Having written is what is fun.  You just need to go through the terrifying excruciating writing part to get to the deeply satisfying having written part.

This blog regrets the error.

7 thoughts on “Writing is not fun!

  1. Writing is rewarding AND excruciating AND simply what I try and get up and do each and every day. Is it fun? There are moments during the process when you’re in the zone and you’re so incredibly witty that you smile inspite of yourself . . . . then you reread it the next day and . . . that’s when the pain hits.

    I think the hardest part for me is the discipline of taking the time to write. When I get out of the habit of writing each morning (and this happens more than I’d like to admit) the chokehold tightens, and I’m forced to put my butt in the chair despite the agony of it all. That has been my world lately . . . . and it’s definitely not FUN.


      • Ah, sorry! I assumed… I am doing NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. During Nanowrimo people try to write a 50,000 word story in the month of November. If you write 50,000 or more words in the month you win. If you don’t, at least you got started!

        The process is hard. To make word count I have to tell my internal editor to go away. The goal is to get the story down, not to make it perfect. And that’s my goal: get the story down. After November? We’ll see.


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