Do you enjoy the taste of wine?
The best tasting vintages are left to ferment for weeks, months, or even years in a cool, dark place before being decanted into bottles.
Winemakers and drinkers know the product becomes better with age.
Writing is a little like making fine wine.
There’s the gathering of the ingredients, equipment, and materials.
There’s the artistry, hard-work, craft, and inevitable wait for something good.
When you’ve worked on a difficult writing project at length, it’s hard to know what to remove and what to keep.
When you’re writing with flavour, should you cut a chapter or expand a key point?
Should you insert more research or write a personal story?
These creative problems can become so exhausting you just want your writing project to end.
These types of creative problems are also natural. The more you write, the easier it’ll become to accept this.