I said in one of my recent posts that writing is hard. I was wondering why on earth I do it if it is so hard. No one is making me. It isn't homework and it isn't my job. But I really, really want to write a book.
I tend to think it started with NaNoWriMo but I'd written before then. Nothing much: a 10k completed story that was fictionalised autobiography and an unfinished fantasy novel was about the sum of it. Then I took the NaNo challenge and completed three novellas in three Novembers. Now I'm hooked but I don't know the first thing about writing.
Each time when it comes to it I'm sure both that I'm writing complete rubbish and that the story has the potential to be wonderful. I feel like the words have to be dragged out of me. I'm down to aiming at a word count of fifty a day. (Thanks Sylvia, that feels manageable!) So why I do it? In fact, why does anyone do it?
That's not a rhetorical question. All answers will be welcome.