The Hardest Thing About Writing

“An old pocket watch on a vintage typewriter” by Cliff Johnson on Unsplash

The hardest thing about writing is the amount of time you spend living someone else’s life.

You’re writing about ‘them’ or ‘it,’ and the entire time you’re doing the writing, or trying to do the writing, the subject takes control of your mental space. Like, it becomes very difficult to think about anything else. You become possessed by the story, to the point where you no longer exist anymore.