So, I was thinking about a series of questions about writing and thought I'd pose them here.
What do you find _______ about writing?
Hardest? For me, it's character.
Easiest? World building.
Most fun? Making stuff up--the actual sitting down and writing time. I love the work.
Most Tedious? The business side. Submission and rejections, accounting, market tracking, promotion, etc. This may be the best thing about having an agent, I've got someone who does a good bit of that stuff (at least for novels).
Coolest? Getting to make stuff up for a living, though fan mail is pretty damn cool too.
Least cool? Not getting paid for stories that were bought and published. Right at the moment I have three short stories I haven't been paid for, two more than three years published. The third is, I think, just a misunderstanding soon to be fixed. But having to dun my publishers sucks.
Best? Knowing that I'm doing exactly what I want and love.
Worst? Knowing that so many other people, many of them every bit as good or better at this than I am, aren't following the dream.
Anyone else want to play? I'll happily throw in and answer more questions too.