Douglas Adams' note to self reveals author found writing torture (Guardian)

Note in which Hitchhiker’s writer reminds himself he will finally get pleasure from process to be part of book based on his archive: “Writing isn’t so bad really when you get through the worry. Forget about the worry, just press on. Don’t be embarrassed about the bad bits. Don’t strain at them,” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author wrote to himself. “Writing can be good. You attack it, don’t let it attack you. You can get pleasure out of it. You can certainly do very well for yourself with it!

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