“I hate writing, I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker
I came across the above quote in a post by Whitney Carter and thought, Yes. Exactly!
Writing is torture. It’s staring at a blank screen and a keyboard full of letters until your brain melts and you head into the kitchen for sugar and caffeine. It’s squeezing those little grey cells until a word pops out … and then another and another. It’s checking your word count and wanting to cry. It’s masochistic.
That’s writing, the process is excruciating, but … the product?
Yes, it can be total crap, but it’s your total crap. You did this. You wrestled the words into a thought. You agonized over character, plot, voice, point of view, and freaking punctuation. You hit Google so many times your mouse needs a new battery, but you did it. You’re DiCaprio on the Titanic, arms spread shouting, “I Am The King of The World.”
Writers are schizophrenic. It’s a love/hate thing 🙂