For the longest time, I’ve loved writing. I’ve loved creating worlds and building relationships and going on adventures through my stories. These days, I’m taking myself seriously as an author and writing more than I ever have, and now that I’m writing so often, I thought it was time to share the best and the hardest thing about being a writer.
The best thing about being a writer:
Exploring people unlike myself.
I get to go inside the minds of people that are so unlike me, who have experienced hardships unlike anything I’ve been through, who believe things different from myself, and I get to make them human and relatable, and I get to try to convince my readers that nobody is black and white, that everybody has motivations, that everyone is deserving of at least a little compassion.
The hardest thing about being a writer:
Getting my idea out of my head and into the outside world for the first time.
The initial drafting process is so fun yet SO HARD. Especially because plotting is a weakness of mine. Besides plotting, however, drafting proves to be difficult because it’s just not possible to get the masterpiece in your mind fully translated onto paper in one go. But that’s what makes the work of revising and editing so rewarding – you finally see your masterpiece beyond your mind.
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If you’re a writer, what’s the best and the hardest part of writing? As a creative, what’s the best and hardest part of your craft? I’d love to hear from you!
Enjoy the journey,