Writing isn’t work.
I’m writing a new novel, and it’s like playing. In the same way it’s so much fun to visit Hogwarts, for example, it’s fun for me to write a world I want to be in. Writing is playing.
But writing isn’t just playing. It’s also artistry, but that’s not work either. Artistry is when I have a story that’s been a lot of fun for me, and now I want to shape it into something that readers can enjoy, too. That’s exciting, really cool. Rewriting is artistry.
And then there’s marketing the finished book. Sigh. Oh my God.