As writers, we encounter a lot of problems. Probably the most talked about problem is when people ask us if we’re still writing (which, I guess is a good conversation starter, but is kind of frustrating because the emphasis is usually on “still“). :p
But there are lots of other ones like:
#1. Fearing and loathing editing. Then guilt-tripping yourself about not doing it, because why not? :p
#2. Figuring out how to describe body placement and movement in a fight scene (or, let’s be honest – a sex scene). This gets trickier if you have multiple of these scenes in your book and want to keep the language fresh.
#3. Hoping someone’s eyes don’t glaze over when you explain your story’s concept.
#4. Spell check hating your name or your characters’ names.
#5. The conundrum of double spaces betwixt sentences – should I? Or should I not? Or should I Google other people’s thoughts on it for the next…hmm 3 hours.
#6. Fighting the urge to tell someone that they’re acting just like one of your characters. Because it makes you sound weird and a little creepy.
#7. Missing your characters when you’re finished with your book.