I’ve long been a lover of creative writing and so it comes as no surprise to me that one of my pie in the sky goals is to become a published author. But behind the allure and novelty of being a published author is a lot of hard work. A lot. Hours and hours of writing that often feels like bashing your head against a brick wall covered in rusty nails.
Ernest Hemingway sums it up beautifully:
Some ask why? Why on earth would you want to do something that is so painstakingly torturous?
To a writer, the answer is simple: because we have to.