Writing Pros and Cons

I posted previously that writing is sacrifice.  And I posted on Facebook about how workshops, crit groups and writer friends can make the struggle less difficult.  I realized I might sound like I think writing is all pain and hardship, when the truth is quite the opposite.

In truth, writing is mostly joy (and life) to me.  Yes, there are sacrifices, but I don’t really notice them most times.  Yes, it can be hard and sometimes frustrating work with ups and downs and moments of self-doubt and disappointment, but most anything really worth doing is, and the pros far outweigh the cons in my mind.

So I thought I’d throw together a quick pro/con list to better show both sides.  And yes, this list is far from comprehensive, and there are writers for whom one or more cons have never been a con due to their successes or publishing method etcetera.  But I think this is a decent “at a glance” summary that holds true for most writers.

Writer Pros and Cons


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  1. Julie says:

    *sigh* I seem to be stuck waist-deep in the weeds on the middle right of this chart. Thanks for sharing this. It’s good to know it’s all of us at different times, in different ways.

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