I believe there are writers who enjoy writing. For my part, I loathe and abhor it.

I enjoy immensely sitting in an easy chair before the fire, closing my eyes and rapturously envisaging the sweep, the drive, the sounds, and the fury of the masterpiece – they are all masterpieces at that stage – which I am going to produce.

But writing – ah! That is a different pair of shoes! . . . No sooner am I seated at my desk than I want to get up again, to wander about the room, look at the view, eat apples, suck toffee. . . .

– A.J. Cronin (1896–1981)
Author of The Stars Look Down

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