Tired of Writing?

This post was written by John White on Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:23:42 +0000
Posted Under: writer's diseases

“Do you ever get tired of writing?”

One writer has done several projects for us: three case studies and a white paper in the past few months. We were on a call to review a draft of the paper the other day when I casually posed that question.

He laughed out loud and quoted American humorist S.J. Perelman: “I loathe writing. On the other hand I’m a great believer in money.”

After we’d all had a good chuckle, he paused and sheepishly asked, “Does this draft make it look as though I’m tired of writing?”

“No,” my colleague offered. “Not at all.”

Do you get tired of writing? If so, what do you do?

  • Pull out your latest mortgage statement?
  • Close your eyes and pray?
  • Look into your dog’s eyes and realize you may not be the person she thinks you are?
  • Phone your kid and ask whether he’s making enough to support you yet?
  • Take a nap?
  • Open another fifth of scotch?

Life is hard. Then you write.

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