Tautologies That Tell Tales; The Pain of Writing

I rarely post comments on other people’s blogs, but an entry on “hidden tautologies” intrigued me: A Philosopher Teases Out Hidden Tautologies – Chronicle.com

It’s nice to know I’m not alone. Rachel Toor writes in Chronicle Careers: 10/30/2007: Love to Write? Keep It to Yourself:

    Each time I’m in the throes of writing a book, I realize that I have somehow forgotten how exhausting it is, how much it hurts. After writing for a couple of hours, I have to go lie down, wrist thrown across an aching forehead. It helps only a little to remember that I am not alone, to think of George Orwell’s comment that “writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.”