... and anyone who says differently is clearly not telling the truth. I have heard people say, that someday they'd like to take a break from their real work to do a little writing. "Maybe I'll write my memoirs or something like that." I used to think these people must be geniuses, because I sure as heck, don't just sit down and write a book. I've come to realize that most of these people actually won't follow through on this dream, and only very few of those who do try, will succeed.
The truth is, that writing is hard work for most people. I am still learning after two years of taking courses. And I believe I will never be done learning. I will always improve my skills. Besides obvious obstacles like a "language barrier", I find that if I am not super organized with my notes and other materials, I'll never finish my work.
Currently I'm working on a children's book. I have written a synopsis, a character development and an outline. I'm writing outlines for each chapter. I'm researching a few historical facts, and I'm just now getting started on chapter 1. I wrote one page yesterday and hated it. So I deleted it. Today I started over. I wrote two pages, and I'm still not sure what to think of it. But the fact is, this is just a first draft. The finished chapter will likely look quite different, and hopefully much better. I'm counting on my instructor to give me some guidance.
Writing articles, while they do require more research is easier. I don't have to go into too much detail as is the case with a fiction book. Plus, I really enjoy writing non-fiction I've found. I guess I'm lucky... because I've been asked by the editor of the magazine I wrote for before to write three more articles. I will be busy writing for them for the next three month. My second article for them has just been published, and I will post the link as soon as it is online.
Have a good night and wonderful weekend everyone. I shall go and do some writing now.