Writers say “writing is easy. You only have to sit at the typewriter and bleed.”
They’re talking about sharing vulnerability, I believe.
It also hurts physically. I just sent my editor my third draft of my second non-self-published book. Writing takes enough effort at home. Traveling makes it that much harder.
In any case, my butt hurts from sitting so long. My eyes are red from watching the screen so long. My back hurts from staying in one position so long. My shoulders hurt. My legs are restless from lack of motion.
I’m not complaining. I’m describing my physical experience of writing books. Few things I consider worth doing come without cost and I pay this cost willingly and happily.
The activity just requires more physical contribution than I think most people expect.
On another note, I believe the book shares more of myself than anything I’ve written. More relevant to readers, I think it shares some deep truths and gives a clear path anyone can follow to improve his or her life that they’ll find easy, fun, and rewarding.
We’re targeting April or May for release.
P.S. I found another version: “Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” — Gene Fowler
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