I posted, four months ago, about a work in progress. Just now, I finally put a draft of it here for people to read.
It took that long, not because the piece needed substantial edits (it really didn't), but because it was so incredibly hard to write. It was personal, and painful. I felt what I wrote when I wrote it, and again when I edited it...
I ran it past my writing buddies, and they gave me great feedback, and then I took a couple of months to incorporate it. Sometimes writing is really, really hard. But this one, this one really wanted to be told; this story wanted out, and I believe somehow that it matters.
I feel exhausted, but kind of triumphant. I wrote something that was so, so hard to write.