Do you ever find it hard explaining your writer to non-writers?

United States
June 8, 2011 3:42pm CST
I recently had a friend ask me about writing and publishing. I launched into this long discussion and then realized just how complicated it all was. Do you ever find your friends and loved one glazing over when you talk about writing/publishing?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Jun 11
The main problem is when I say I am writing a novel, they ask if I had something published yet and after I tell them how long I wrote on it, they wonder why I have not sent it off. I get the feeling that they want me to send it out after the first draft. Another thing is that they wonder how I can get the characters, and think I have a good imagination. Well my imagination is just like everyone else;s. Also they forget that writing takes a lot of time and we really have to find the time to write out of a busy schedule.
• United States
9 Jun 11
I generally do not have problem explaining writing stuffs to friends and family, because most of them also like to read articles, newspapers, and used to write some articles as well. I bet they do not know the detailed process of writing or publishing, but at least they know the types of writing and publishing.