"The ease (of writing) increases with age, and thus I do not allow myself to work at this more than two or three months of each year. . . . Indeed I only write two or three hours per day, and the interior work is done while I scribble away at my watercolors."
1804 - 1876
Some writers struggle to write after early success. The second and third novel are difficult to write. Other writers are prolific. They adopt a pseudonym so they can publish more. Some writers face writer's block and struggle to write.
Like Sand, I have found it easier to write the older I become. When I was young, everything had to be perfect. So I struggled to find the right word, the right metaphor. Perfection is not my goal today. I just want to get the story down on paper. I can sit anywhere and I write — even in a noisy mall or a quiet art museum.
What about you? Is writing easy? Or do you struggle to put words on paper? Do artists struggle to paint? I have come to art later in life so I am not trying for the perfect painting. I enjoy the process of creating a painting or a sculpture. And I don't worry about others because I am not looking to sell the piece. I am painting to relax my spirit — to make me feel good.