Don't Like Writing?
If you don't like writing, you are in distinguished company. This past weekend, I read a most interesting comment from Peggy Noonan, who writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal and used to write speeches for Ronald Reagan. To say the least, she is very gifted at her craft and recognized as such by some of the best in the game.
Yet, she writes this in her column. "Writing is never pleasurable, at least for any one sane...".
I really like to write, and am curious what she means by this. For me, writing is a creative process that lets me get my head around an idea in a way that talking about it, or listening to it, never will. Rather than consuming an idea undigested in some vaguely understandable form, writing about it allows me to turn an idea over in my mind from many angles, and figure out how I am going to understand it. I enjoy that.
Maybe I'm not aware of it, but perhaps I am just not sane.