Some of my favourite authors seems to be inspired to put into words what they love about writing and wanted to share a couple.
"I hadn’t found profound happiness and intellectual stimulation in the act of writing, then I would long ago have abandoned the whole adventure. The fact is that I love doing it and am never happier than when embedded with a complex narrative, slowly revealing itself over great gulps of time" - Rose Tremain
And the second from Meg Rosoff, recently he laureate of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
“I think that writing comes from a very deep place, from the unconscious. I imagine it to be a great big dark place from which you sometimes can cross a bridge to the conscious mind. Writers spend a big part of their lives in that dark place and get more and more used to crossing that bridge”.
And the final one I was reminded of the other day - it's an oldie but a goodie
"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." - Gene Fowler.
And it never gets any easier does it.