Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you – as if you haven't been told a million times already – that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.
~ Harlan Ellison
Yep! Validation. Writing. Is. Hard. You aren't imagining it. IT'S HARD. Butt-numbing, hand-cramping, make-your-eyes-bleed hard.
But I don't think it has to be lonely anymore. We have each other.
Without all of you, I'd probably have given up long ago. I like to think I wouldn't have, that I want it badly enough to go on alone, but I don't think I'd still be here. But I'M NOT LONELY.
I email Valerie Geary, my CP. I blog until I feel better. I cry to Shannon "#1" Messenger. I visit The Bookshelf Muse and Ink Spells and Writer's Ally and Heather's Odyssey and 100 others. You don't have to feel like you're in it alone, either.
When your butt goes numb
your hand cramps
your eyes bleed,
who do YOU turn to?