Hello Sky Dancer. Having to work at something is not a bad thing. I have written for years but only for myself (therapy) until I found this site. I poured my emotions and my thoughts into my work. Since I have found Passions I have taken workshops and had some very talented poets help me. When I look back at those poems BP (before Passions)...They were really bad...lol. Hard work and keeping at it is what makes anything worth while. It is also the love of the craft that urges us to continue writing. If there is a love and a will...there is a way.
Happy writing and I am sorry that this is late. I have a habit of pulling up the rear..lol.
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shodows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face...
William Butler Yeats