This image is actually completely relevant.
mum: It’s really, really good and heading towards lovely, which is better than great.
me: Well. thank you. it’s the lovely part that has me worried — it’s really nice all up there in my head, but translating that to paper is proving difficult.
mum: Oh, yeah, that thing called writing.
me: All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. Hemingway.
mum: And figure out a way to do that without making a mess. Leeches?