“When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.”
- Enrique Jardiel Poncela
All writers - whether they write for work, academia, to promote their business, share their knowledge or bring the stories of their imagination to life - know writing can be hard. Editing is even harder.
It is an intimate dance between your imagination and your rational mind. It’s words toiled over for hours, carefully selected, then deleted, then reconsidered again. It’s ideas that may dribble out like a leaking tap, or explode like a broken faucet, spraying themselves onto the page with such abandon your fingers on the keyboard can barely keep up.
Writing is not for the faint of heart. It will nag at your subconscious while you try to do other things, it will keep you awake as the clock strikes midnight, it will haunt your dreams. But writing is always, always worth it.
Whatever you feel compelled to say needs to be said. So, don’t let your lack of knowledge about grammar, plotting confusions or uncertainty about your manuscript stop you finishing it and getting it out into the world.