Writing and hard work

Writing is hard work.

Writing can be very enjoyable, it can be frustrating and it can be downright hard work. I wouldn’t have it any other way. If it was always easy I think I’d soon get bored with it. Struggling over a few lines of a poem or reworking a short story or even starting a chapter of a novel over again can be very rewarding when it all comes together. The finished work is often much better as a result of the struggle.

Hard work has its reward.

I’ve learned that lesson in a very graphic way over the last week or so. I’ve dismantled a patio area ready for a new concrete slab to be poured. It all came together yesterday. Now we can stand back and admire the result of all that hard work in preparation. Mind you – the job is not yet finished. There is still much more to be done, but we can clearly see the way ahead. Hard work certainly has its reward.

I am determined to work hard at my writing, struggling through the tough times so I can enjoy the good times.

Good writing.

A new concrete slab being poured in our back yard.

A new concrete slab being poured in our back yard.

 

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