The range of feelings varied from those who rated writing as painful to those who said it was a joy, with the-in-between folks liking some part of the process, such as editing. My favorite quote—the one I identified with most— came from writer Julie Myerson:
"I feel very lucky to be paid to do it, but even if I'd never been published, I think I'd still be writing. I love being read, but the person I'm really always writing for is me."
What she said.