Writing is Hard, and Sometimes, it’s not Fun Either

Writing is really hard.

Of course, everyone knows this the same way everyone knows that when you jump up you will always come back down. But of course, you don’t really think about it until you have to write. A lot.

Recently, I had to write a lot of essays to apply to college. Now, I have to write a lot of essays to apply for scholarships. And while I haven’t maintained the same prodigal output of BWS stories as before, they’re still there, and I’m still working on them. Expect an article this week and in the coming week.

I have a bit of a backlog to work through, and as I grow excited to interview more founders, my backlog also grows as well. This is when I realize that writing can be a slog.

I have 20,000+ words to transcribe, hours of audio to sift through, ultra-long 3,000 word drafts to cut down to 1,500 words to make them more readable. In these moments, all I can think about is how much I don’t want to do it.

But I do it anyway. Why? Writing is hard. A lot of the times, it’s not fun.

But when you sit down to write, think of it as doing reps at the keyboard: exercising your brain, improving your thinking, and, most of all, creating a piece of content that others would love to read.

And that’s why, despite all the pain, I find writing rewarding.