Journalist by day; writer by night.
"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure" --Samuel Johnson.
I don't know if that's true. You hear of some authors who write their stories in weeks or months. And others who take years to write their story. I certainly don't pick books to read by how long it took a writer to write the story/.
I do agree. Even when I have a short story or novel that flows with unbelievable speed from my pen ... er ... keyboard, time will usually prove that it is just "eh." It's in the revisions -- sometimes multiple revisions -- that the true story will emerge from the first draft.
see, I think effortlessly is different than thoughtlessly. I have had moments of inspiration when the words just seem to flow onto the paper practically of their own accord and other times it's like pulling stubborn roots from the ground. I guess I have to say that in some respects I think the statement might be true and in others, not so much - but let me add that I have great repect for Samuel Johnson!
Some great points, Ladies! I have a friend who has 6 published books. She says that the stories flow out of her faster now. I think part of that could be her confidence level too. If you had publishers awaiting your next work, it might speed up the process. You have a wonderful week too, Buffy!
Thanks for commenting everyone. Lots of good points shared here. (Smiles)