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Write on, Wednesday: The Process of Writing

By Leslie Lindsay Everyone wants to have written, but no one wants to write.  Writing is not glamorous.  Writing is hard work.  Darn hard.  But it sure sounds cool to say, “Oh, yeah I wrote that.”  So, what to do?  Well, for starters: write. You see, writing is a process.  It is a series of tiny little baby steps.  That’s why it takes so long.  Trust me, I know.  After having just completed my first manuscript, secured a publisher, and gone through the tedious task(s) of having a peer review board, the grueling revisions, and all of the middle of the night cold sweats, I am aware at just how hard it is to write. But I did it.  And I am glad I did.  Truth be told, I will do it again (gosh, sounds a little like childbirth, huh?) But it will be awhile–at least till I produce another  book.  Of course, I will continue to write every day.  For daily jots–in the computer or the old-fashioned way on paper–is what we writers need to do to …