That's what I said...Writing is hard.
If one could just sit down and tell the story...
Initially, one does sit down and tell the story, then re-write, re-write, re-write to make it into something someone else believes will sell. By the time all the edits have been done, the story no longer sounds like the one the author wanted to tell. It is now actually a story the publisher would tell for it is rewritten to please him/her.
But that is not the hardest part. The hardest part is trying to find someone to buy it. Fashion it as close as possible to what a publisher wants and that is no guarantee the publisher will buy it.
We go through hells fire and for what? 20-100 rejection slips? Why do we suffer through this?
So the question is now for me---Should I write another story that will never be published?