"The words are hard. You get these visions in your head of what the scene is going to be. You have a big battle scene, let's say, or a feast, or a love making scene. It doesn't matter what the scene is. You can see it and you can hear it, but you're still staring at a blank screen. That's the nuts and bolts of writing. It's great to see the cathedral, but you still have to build it one stone at a time." ~ GRRM
GRRM's words give me hope as I struggle with my own writing. If a man who can claim so many wonderful stories, honors and achievements (including a great HBO series!) can still find it hard to come up with the right words, then my strangled attempts are a natural part of the process. And the end results can be beautiful and awesome.