It definitely is. It’s also nerve-wracking, exhilarating, stressful, satisfying, flexible and all consuming. Every writer has aspects that they love and that they hate. I love when an idea first blooms in my mind and I start to see the different scenes in my mind. I love the writing process, especially when everything’s flowing. I love the first round of edits, when I get to trim and enrich the story. I love hearing from readers. I don’t love the second and third round of editing. I don’t love the business aspect: distribution, sell-throughs, promotion. I love being able to go to work in my sweats and work from my home. And mostly, I love creating people and worlds and drama. And that makes the unpleasant aspects worth enduring.