Merlin Mann on Why Typing Isn’t Hard, Writing is
[paraphrasing Stephen Pressfield] The closer we get to the thing that we want, the more we feel Resistance.
For a lot of us that might be writing. Let’s be honest, it’s not that hard to type – it’s really hard to write something good. It’s not that hard to do anything, really. But the problem is if you start really actually doing it – instead of thinking about it, instead of, like, polishing your beret – when you actually start doing it it’s scary.
It’s not being a writer that’s scary, it’s scary to write. If you don’t believe that, ask yourself why so many people who try to do it all the time have such a problem sitting down and typing.
It’s not because typing is hard, it’s because getting close to that thing is scary.
From the wonderful Back To Work podcast.