I had to laugh out loud when I read the title of a blog post from Crew: Dear Writing, I hate you: Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job. Wow. Just wow.
It’s no secret that writing is a hard job.
“Despite their successes, there are hundreds of famous authors and writers out there who loathe the process of putting down words. The solitude. The long stretches of time away from any sort of human contact. The inability to think or talk about anything other than the topic at hand. And don’t even get me started on self-doubt, inner criticism, and writer’s block.”
Whether you write professionally or personally, for work or for play, on a deadline or on a whim, if you struggle to get excited about the process, you are not alone.
Even if you love writing, it’s ok to hate it sometimes.
As Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing. I love having written.”
If you’ve ever been there before, check out the post. There’s lots of great tips and quotes from famous who sometimes loved to hate writing.