Words of Wisdom from those who publish (and do not perish)

This article from the Literary Hub  debunks some of the myths surrounding academic writing, and not least the fallacy of effortless productivity.  "The bottom line is that it takes most academics a long time—whether at the front end of the writing process, at the back end, or both—to produce high-quality work. Apprentice academics may regard the enormous effort involved as a symptom of their own inadequacy, especially if they have been led to believe that writing is supposed to be easy...experienced writers, on the other hand, understand that messiness and frustration come with the territory".

How Academics Survive the Writing Grind: Some Anecdotal Advice

Words of Wisdom from Those Who Publish (and Do Not Perish)