For me writing is a lot like exercise. If it hurts, that means it's working, and in the end it always produces positive results.
This analogy is bolstered by the fact that when I’m successfully sticking to my workout regimen, I concurrently do a better job of consistently writing as well. It’s as if the discipline and dedication required for fitness unconsciously bleeds into the creative realm of my life. Or maybe staying in good physical shape also helps my mind become fit, and provides me with focus when I sit down to write.
Does anyone else think there’s a correlation between personal fitness and creative endeavors?