Writing takes a lot of time
Writing always seems to take longer than expected, hoped, or desired.
This myth is likely the result of a lack of familiarity with how much effort a writing assignment requires or a desire for a writing assignment to be completed in less time than is practical.
Blake (5 Writing Myths Debunked) describes the perception that people have of a writer being “someone who locks himself in his room and does nothing but work on his next book.”
- Frequent stakeholder communication and progress reports can help minimize the misunderstandings that create or reinforce this notion.