Writing is definitely harder than people thing, especially people who aren’t writers themselves.  To them, if you’re not making Stephen King style money, you’re wasting your time.  But there’s so much more to it than that

First you have to have an idea, whether you believe in your muse or not, either way you need something catchy, original, engrossing before there’s even a story to be written.  Then you pour yourself into what you’re writing.  There is a piece of you in everything you write and it’s hard to allow that flow to happen because, suppose the book gets finished and you send it to an agent or publisher and then get dreaded rejection letter.  You have to absorb that as a fact of life.  Someone didn’t like a piece of you basically.  Then you have to pick yourself back up.  You do a  rewrite or start something different.  And then you must have the courage to do it all again.

Writing is art.  You transport people.  You make them love the world and characters you created there and that alone is hard. You would never have made that time or those people if you didn’t love them a little bit yourself.

So if you’re a writer with no one supporting your dream and stuck in a creative dead space that you’re trying to claw your way out of, I’m right there with you.  I do understand and I do know what it’s like but you’ve got to keep going.  Writer’s write.  We can’t help it.  The creativity is an integral part of who we are.  So no matter how hard it is, or how long you’ve been trying.  Don’t give up.  Look at it this way, you know people get published or we’d have nothing to read, would we?  🙂