Friday, March 11, 2011
It Doesn’t Get Easier
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas A. Edison
A few weeks ago the company I work for had a motivational speaker at our monthly staff meeting. One thing he said really stood out to me.
He said, “It doesn’t get any easier. Accept the process.”
What a great lesson for our writing journeys! Writing (or whatever your dream is) is going to be hard work now, and it’s going to be hard work in five years.
It’s never going to be easy. It’s never going to be the right time. The book is never going to write itself.
It’s time we accept writing for what it is––a demanding, difficult, amazing process. Stop fighting the journey and embrace it. Get over the idea that the writers you admire sit down and write a masterpiece on the first try. The writing process can be ugly and grueling, but if you really love it, it’s worth it.
It’s never going to be easy, but you and your writing will be better for it.