I’ve never made it a secret how much I ❤️ writers. They are the most creative, fascinating and entertaining bunch of people I’ve ever met. It’s why I have chosen to spend so much time with them.
Besides my love for writers as people, I have intense respect for what they do. I once, long ago, decided to write a book. After five pages I was out of things to say.
So this question on my no more excuses video stunned me:
Nice video. Question: in your experience, do you think that it is actually that hard to write a book?— or is it writing a GOOD book that’s challenging
I do think it is actually “that’ hard to write a book and I respect anyone who can sit down and type out 400 pages. I mean 400 pages! Writing 400 words for a blog post is challenging for me. And then those who write, what you call, good books (I’m going to define that as books that are published). I bow down to you. Because to do so means you have rewritten those 400 pages close to 400 times. You have read that same book over and over and over and agonized over every word and every comma.
Do I think it is actually that hard to write a book? Hell ya I do and don’t you ever forget it. Because if you’ve written a book, no matter what struggles you face to get it published, you already have my utmost respect.