THE JOYS AND FRUSTRATIONS OF WRITING
Coming up with something you know deep in your gut is good. Later reading back your own work and enjoying it.
The satisfaction of knowing you are writing your own work and not doing a “Naomi Campbell” where she claimed to have written a novel when a ghost did it for her. I’ve nothing against ghostwriting but Miss Campbell was less than honest about her involvement in “her” work. I’ve far more time for books that say they’re by so-and-so as told to so-and-so…
Coming up with a turn of phrase that fits perfectly. Likewise scenes that you’ve seen in your head working out wonderfully when you’ve got them down on paper.
Getting ideas for more stories!
Feeling what you’re writing is awful. Despite knowing all writers feel this way and the thing to do is put the work aside and view it later with fresh eyes as it may not be as bad as you think, the feeling in the gut is still dreadful.
Getting annoyed when the likes of Naomi Campbell do well with a book it turns out they didn’t write!!!
Struggling to get phrases and scenes out. Keep going. I don’t believe in writer’s block. When the struggles come, get anything on paper. There may be something in it you can use later. I learned ages ago whenever someone makes something look easy, you can guarantee that same someone has worked damn hard over years, decades even, to get the experience to make things seem easy. There are no shortcuts.