It’s Better Than the Saw Mill

The Daily Writer by Fred White

Please stay away from writers who’re always yelling out, "Writing is so hard! Isn’t it difficult? It’s so-o-o-o-o hard! Oh my oh my oh my oh my—you don’t understand who hard it is to write!"

If writing were really so painful, no one would be writing. If the writing process were on par with shoveling molten lava back into a volcano’s mouth, there wouldn’t be more writers than there are readers in America.

It might be a good idea to get a job, such as roofing, laying sod, or digging ditches. You only need to work such a job for a couple weeks before you go back to sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen, thinking, Writing isn’t all that hard. Man, I’m glad I’m writing, instead of cutting my fingers off a the saw mill.

And never ever get a job at a coffee shop where people buy one cup of coffee and spend six hours at a table, writing their poems. You cannot grow with having two free planted firmly in nutrient-lacking soil.

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