I don’t like writing being downgraded or libraries being shut as there will be negative consequences. I hate badly produced books, vanity publishing and those trying to scam authors. Whilst I’m not totally against Amazon and supermarkets selling books, I don’t want either to destroy bookshops and, ultimately, the publishing industry. I want proper bookshops to survive (and yes I do buy from proper bookshops and Amazon – the great thing with the former is they do pay their taxes in the UK!).
I loathe those moments when you can envisage the scene (your outline is also clear) but somehow the words do not flow as nicely or as well as you’d like them to. I’ve come to the conclusion this is natural. We’re human, not machines, so there are bound to be days when this happens and I’ve learned to keep writing. I’m not entirely convinced about writer’s block as I’ve found if I’m stuck on a short story, say, I’m writing well on a novel. I’d have thought if you were truly blocked, it would be a struggle to write anything.
I loathe the fact that my toner cartridge always runs out half way through a print run and you don’t spot it in time to cancel the rest of the print (well I rarely manage it anyway). I dislike it intensely when people dismiss the importance of books or try to imply writing is easy (overlooking the fact it takes dedication, patience and persistence). I also loathe it when I’m writing well but time gets in the way. I can and often do work into the small hours, which I am trying to rectify as I’ve nodded off at my desk more than once but my head buzzes with ideas (nice problem to have, definitely not complaining) and I wish my body/mental abilities could keep up with it all!