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What Makes Writing Harder

Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing opens the mind. I live in a foreign country learned a foreign language .

Writing requires daily practice

Writers write what they know, what they want to work out for themselves and to understand what their readers want from their work.

Is it easier to express yourself in writing down your opinions or would you rather have confrontations to make your point noticed?

Is writing harder than in the past?

The need for an understanding and the ability to manage that has become harder when you begin to write. You have a plot, but don’t know where to begin and how to get the message across to an audience. A balance between you and writing is key to getting that word out there.

The level of writing and your persistence makes it work. Whether in this problematic time or at any other time writing comes from the heart. You may have an illness that is keeping you from writing or you carry the burden of someone else and fail to write. Many unresolved issues hold you back from moving forward and writing just feels harder each day.

It depends on your moods and balanced lifestyle. Solving the problem isn’t easy mentally this can ruin you. A way for you to put yourself first and at other times you want to stop writing when you don’t feel good.

What makes writing feel harder?

Daily routine is part of that which makes it difficult for you.

Worse than having writer's block your mind feels empty and blank to write down anything planned.

Lately, I can’t get my mind to write. I want to write but don’t have the energy to get into it. I see that many of you are active here and I feel occupied, but nothing on my mind to write about.

I decided to focus on what I want to do and enjoy so much and that is to write whatever comes to mind. My work will improve, and I will feel better about writing about random ideas.

A book idea or any topic ideas to increase my knowledge and to know more about writing online.

It is not a good idea to abandon projects, even if I am frustrated to go on with a project I want to be focused on the idea. The common thought of some writers is to abandon projects without careful thought of some writers is to abandon projects with no caution.

What writers do not realize about working on projects is their weak point to stop working on a project.

A project happens to you at any time. Instead of focusing on the abstract goal and failing to realize the story, you are going to lose that focus completely and quit the project.

I always strive to make the best out of my ideas and topic ideas. Sometimes I try to write an article and play around with the words. I don’t stop working; this encourages me to make writing easier for me.

Experience counts for a lot in writing and naturally, I do what I know works best for me. To write what everyone will understand and get my message from my work. When you know as a writer, what works best for you everything about writing comes easy to you.

I do not force issues just let these issues work their way into my mind. The best writers think writing is hard.

Everything you write you hurt to get it out. You can read your work ten times over until you no longer know what you have written. It is agonizing to sit at a computer and think of what to write about.

Words and more words, but with great meaning would make more sense. You can craft a great piece of work, but your work means nothing if it is not written from your sweat.

What is Crippling perfectionism?

What is better than perfect?

A writer may say nothing is better than perfect, the reason for why your work is perfect. As far as I know nothing one does can be perfect.

To be a perfectionist is tiring.

No matter the effort you put into writing or a task, there is no perfect. The process gets to you making you feel annoyed. The worst effect of perfectionism is that it can stop you from making art look perfect.

The only way a writer can get through a hard time of writing is to allow their work to be read by others in its own form. Regardless of what you think your work is good for others to read. Get yourself comfortable with your work and feel good about it too.

You often get stood up by a muse or the right moment to write. Such issues can stop writing for a long time. Sometimes you won’t want to write at all. The dream you have to be a writer can subside if you don’t put the effort into yourself.

This is inconsistent for writers to think about the moods they are in, the kind of day they are experiencing or the amount of light they have in their writing space.

Writing becomes harder when you do not follow a schedule.

I discovered that when I write daily writing felt easier on me, but when I stopped writing everything felt harder to apply in writing. So, when you practice daily the approach feels easier.

Writing requires practise, time and space, you accomplish those goals. The process becomes easier and less frustrating for you to begin the first sentence. In order for writing to become easier, you need to focus on what you love doing for yourself.

You lack confidence and fear of failing to deliver your best work to an audience. This makes it hard when you are the one standing behind your work. You fear readers will criticize your work.

Every opinion is not in your favour and everyone is entitled to an opinion. You can either learn from the opinions or walk away from them.

Writers need to achieve their goals and this is done the hard way, What you think isn’t good others may think is your best work. If you have fans then you certainly are doing something right or good to deserve an audience.

As soon as you write your first article that makes you a writer already in my books. You put yourself out there and fearlessly allow unknown people to read your work.


Write from the heart

Hemingway once said “There is nothing to write. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Anything that requires bloodshed is not easy — trust me, I’ve had children!

Writing can be easier if you write daily

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Devika Primić


Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 06, 2021:

Adrienne Farricelli I have been thinking of as well Lately commenting feels harder and writing just doubles the issue. Thank you for sharing your views. Keep well and take care.

Adrienne Farricelli on February 05, 2021:


I was thinking about you because I haven't heard from you for some time. Writer's block can happen to many writers from time to time. Also, many find it difficult to find the time and commitment to write when there are other priorities in life. It's OK to to take a break and many may feel more energized and creative after a while. Best wishes!

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 05, 2021:

Hi Mel so good to hear from you thank you very much. Keep safe and take care.

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on February 05, 2021:

I think you have figured writing out. The hardest part of writing is starting. After that the ideas flow into your fingers, even if you don't have a single idea in your head when you started. Great ideas.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 05, 2021:

gaurav oberoi Thank you very much for this comment. I am pleased that you feel that way. I appreciate your time and effort to stop at my hub. Keep safe and take care.

gaurav oberoi on February 04, 2021:

Eloquently described! I read your hub and I wondered, How the world could change if more people thought like that? I absolutely agree that we can learn so much from our elders and when we know their likes and dislikes we can understand them more. And yes, age does cause the differences that manifest as disagreements and later as arguments. Very well written! I also believe that once we start taking care of the elderly, it gives us a queer sense of fulfilment and actualization. Kudos to you for the hub.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 04, 2021:

Hi Marlene you so right! Sometimes that is exactly what happens to me. Your point is clear and sometimes we just got to put first what matters and write when we can. I have been doing that lately spending time doing a lot of other activities and writing has become harder for me. Thank you

Marlene Bertrand from USA on February 03, 2021:

This is a wonderful article that causes me to pause and think about what makes writing hard for me. When I think about it, for me, writing is hard because I don't have a specific time set aside to write. I write after everything else is done and sometimes, by then, as much as I enjoy writing, I am no longer motivated to sit down and write.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 03, 2021:

Ankita B Thank you and hope all is well with you. I appreciate your time.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 03, 2021:

Hi Ruby Jean Richert Hope you are safe and well on your side. Thank you for sharing your view here. I don't spend much time here just not writing as much.

Ankita B on February 03, 2021:

You have provided some very great tips which will surely be helpful. Thank you for sharing this.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 03, 2021:

Hello DDE, I must be inspired to write, and at the present I am not inspired, this is not to say that an inspiration might pop in when least expected. I do love writing. Stay safe and happy..

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 03, 2021:

Denise thank you for that it is not always easy for writers to practice or to follow a routine. I appreciate your time.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 03, 2021:

Chitrangada Sharan Thank you for stopping by and seeing this article as valuable. I try to write daily, but so much has been going on that I sometimes manage an article

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 03, 2021:

Nithya Venkat So glad you came by it is difficult for some writers to have a routine to follow, but once you getinto it ideas flow through your mind. Thank you very much for sharing your views.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 03, 2021:

Great article, we should follow a routine and try to write everyday. Following a schedule is tough for me but it is the best way to keep writing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 02, 2021:

Nice article Devika. You make some important points, with which I can relate to.

Writing everyday is important, but it doesn't happen. The reasons can be many. I do try to follow a schedule, but sometimes there are other priority matters.

Thank you for sharing this valuable article for writers.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 02, 2021:

You make some good points but I find routine is a good thing. I sit down and make myself write something or draw something and then the mood changes and it all starts to flow. Sometimes it is just getting past the first few words or first few lines that is the key. Then the creativity comes.



Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Peggy It is a beautiful place and maybe someday you can visit. Thank you for kind comments.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez I like that you commented it has been a while. Thank you hope you well and safe.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

gyanendra mocktan thank you and so kind of you to share what's on your mind here. An interesting idea from me.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Pamela, thank you kindly for stopping by. Writing feels harder for me. I try to keep up here, but not feeling that vibe.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Dora I appreciate your comments, thank you hope you are safe and well, my friend.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

manatita44 thank you verymuch for a kind comment

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Liz thank you and hope you are well safe on your side.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Hi Ann all is well with me and I am enjoying this time. Iappreciate your comments thank you very much,

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 02, 2021:

Thank you Bill glad to hear from you

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 02, 2021:

I think most of us experience what you have expressed at times. I agree that the idea of perfection can stymie one. It is best to do our best and continue to learn. I love seeing your photos of where you live. It is gorgeous there!

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 02, 2021:

Everything you mention here is so relatable. The traps that one can fall into in writing, I think I've fallen into all of them. But persistence does pay off.

gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu,Nepal on February 02, 2021:

Devika, simple and straight sharing about writing. I have had prolonged period of wishful thinking about wrting. It is because of this that I have only 14 articles in 4 years. That too not up to the score. Thank you

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 02, 2021:

I have decided to write an article once a week, and that works for me. Your article has some very good advice, Devika. I am really glad you posted this article.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 02, 2021:

All the "stuff" that's going on, as Ann hinted, blocks out the voice of our Muse. Sometimes, it takes turning off the television, and refusing to answer phone calls for me to hear. Not that it's easy but worth the try when writing seems hard.

manatita44 from london on February 02, 2021:

Lovely article on writing. Thank you!

Comes very easily to me, even in speaking my thought flows. No problem anywhere, God's Grace. A wonderful article. - Lantern Carrier

Liz Westwood from UK on February 02, 2021:

Your article gives thoughtful onsight into the process of writing and useful tips for writers.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 02, 2021:

Good advice, Devika. I find writing harder these days but when I get into the stride, it blocks out all the 'stuff' that's going on and I'm on a roll. We certainly need to keep up our standards and to work hard, aiming for perfect and hopefully getting nearer and nearer each time. As you say, there is no such thing as perfect but we have to try!

I hope you're keeping safe and well.


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 02, 2021:

All great advice, my friend! Well done!

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