Learning creative writing has been such a journey. I would have to say that it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I am almost embarrassed to admit how long it takes me to finish a first draft. I must read it 50 times, editing and reediting. I could spend an entire day contemplating one sentence, one word even. I toil over every little detail. Is this comma right? Does this imagery work? Is this interesting enough? It gets to where I read it so many times that I don’t know if it will make sense to anyone else. I start to tell myself that it’s not good enough and I eventually talk myself out of showing it to anyone. I wonder why I toil so much. Is it a growing pain that comes with learning this craft and something I will grow out of? Or is it just an individual’s process and how they work? Do you toil like me? Or do you write with confidence, where I aspire to be?