Besides the constant NOISE! and interruptions and lack of privacy and no real desk to speak of, I’d have to say it was simply my lack of experience as a writer. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, how big a mountain it was I had to climb. (If I knew, I would have never started.) I’ve never taken a course in writing or held much stock in any books on the subject; I only know good writing when I see it. Then of course there was the publishing process… OMG! So much to learn! But I’m extremely proud of the outcome.