“Every time I write a book, I’ve probably taken five years off my life.” Rachel Cusk, an award winning memoirist.
It certainly doesn’t help to spend that much time sitting. Some recent literature suggests that’s not a good idea with regard to your health.
Nonetheless, I find it extremely relaxing and engaging to write books for publication. It is a beneficial, all consuming part of my latter years. The activity has enriched by God’s grace, this period of my life.
The paradox is a little like many things in life such as home ownership. It’s a wonderful privilege to own a home. But, it also gives you the opportunity for numerous instances of repair/maintenance. They come as a surprise and sometimes an expense that is more than you anticipated.