What Everybody Ought to Know About Writing

  • It’s hard.
  • It’s harder than you think.
  • It never gets easier (but it does get better).
  • It’s scarier than it should be (but not too bad once you start).
  • It’s the last thing you want to do when it’s the first thing you should do.
  • It’s usually pretty thankless (especially when you’re doing it right).
  • It’s easy to begin, hard to continue, and even harder to finish.
  • It’s never enough; you can always do more.
  • It can be painful.
  • It’s hard.