Writing is like crocheting.
You start with raw materials.
It’s up to each individual what they create with their raw materials.
Each one is a unique creation, even though several may start with the same resources.
It takes time to build row upon row until you have a finished product whether it’s a scarf or afghan, or a novella or novel.
At first it is slow to take shape, then it can get tiresome doing the same thing over and over again, in a monotonous routine that makes slow progress.
Then one day, the end is in sight! It has taken shape and just needs a few finishing touches.
Finally, when it’s completed there is a sense of accomplishment, elation, and of course the critical eye of the creator taht sees every flaw and error.
Whether it’s an afghan or a novel, the creator/author is always the most critical of their own work.
Write on my friends, write on!