In her book Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott writes: "People tend to look at successful writers who are getting their books published and maybe even doing well financially and think that they sit down at their desks every morning feeling like a million dollars, feeling great about who they are and how much talent they have and what a great story they have to tell; that they take in a few deep breaths, push back their sleeves, roll their necks a few times to get all the cricks out, and dive in, typing fully formed passages as fast as a court reporter. But this is just the fantasy of the uninitiated.”
While an author's work may read effortlessly, a great deal of effort was expended to make it appear so. Those who partake in the writing process embark on a tumultuous journey of self-discovery. Art cannot be rushed.