I can’t tell you how hard it is to write, or I should say re-write this novel. My short story collection is being edited by a close friend right now. So, I’m working on that novel I wrote for Na-no-wri-mo last year. It’s hard, very hard. I didn’t think it all would be this hard. George Orwell described writing a novel as an exhausting process, and I’m beginning to agree. It’s also a cool thing to be doing—polishing it until you can’t do any more polishing, and it’s ready for the world. It’s a lot of work. For some people, I imagine it’s much easier. Trying to get it all right is the hard part, but the first draft is kind of easy sometimes.