The idea of struggling once more with writing is unbearable to me. – Phillip Roth
Writing is a difficult exercise. The sheer activity of whipping together coherent sentences, fact or fiction, is painful. It’s like sipping bad medicine but instead, spitting it out and making sure it gets cleaned up the most efficient way possible.
Writing rarely comes out perfectly the first time. Unlike sports, you don’t get rewarded with points along the way. Every word, character, metaphor, simile, and hyperbole is a struggle for concision. Like design, the best writing is simple and highly effective.
Writing can be equally therapeutic. Writing releases tension and frustration, a form of active meditation.
Never is anything so loved and hated at the same time. This dichotomy is why we must write, for struggle and for progress.