There are many things I like about a) writing, and b) being a writer.
Here are three things I don't like.
1. Refocused anxiety.
Because I spend so much of my time worrying about the quality of my
writing, the state of completeness of this project or that, and
(occasionally) planning for how to get this book launched once it's
done, I don't worry about the stuff I used to worry about. While this
might be a good thing in some instances, it also means that I haven't
been paying enough attention to my physical self. I was reminded this
morning that I need to lose some weight. Time to get on that.
2. Reduced tolerance.
I used to enjoy lots of different kinds of books, including genre
works of science fiction, horror, fantasy, etc. Now that I've been
writing it myself for a while, I get irritated with some of the books
that are held up as leading examples of the field. I know how the
sausage is made, and it's made me lose my taste for it.
3. Second guessing my second guessing.
Overthinking has always been a problem for me. Now, since I write and
explore thoughts and concepts with a deft hand, I can do this in a
cyclical fashion, ad nauseum. I have the words for some serious
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