Because it’s not bubbling up out of me like other words have done. Not every piece of work writes itself, and I have to get over that.
Not all words come out with ease and creativity, and this is where I can decide to be serious about my craft. This is what makes or breaks a writer; an artist of any kind, really.
Sometimes, we have to pick up a shovel and dig the words out of the layers of dirt and rock. The willingness to do this alone separates the amateurs from the greats; the reals from the fakes.
Pick up your shovel, Megan.