“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 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 (i.e. critical) mind. It is words toiled over for hours, carefully selected, then deleted, then reconsidered again. It is ideas that 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 steal your time, nag at your subconscious while you work, keep you awake till the wee hours and then haunt your dreams. But writing is always, yes always, worth it.
Whatever you feel compelled to say needs to be said. Don’t let a lack of confidence or knowledge about grammar, style, plot or story structure stop you from getting your vision out into the world. .