It sucks. It’s true! No one tells you how much it’s going to suck. A lot of writers do complain about all the crap they have to do to promote books and get published. Writer’s block totally destroys the pace of a story. Story lines don’t always work quite like you were expecting them to work. But that’s kinda the sucky stuff you should expect from being a writer, just like anyone going to work in a swimming pool should expect to get splashed.
But here’s the thing no one is ever going to tell you about being a writer:
Gin doesn’t always help.