Being a writer is hard.
Heck, being any kind of artist is hard. Writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, composing or playing music, dancing, costuming, the performing arts…all of these and a few I haven’t listed require time, training, and serious dedication to master. Some people have inborn talent that lets them pick up art forms more easily than others. Some appear to be good at everything with no effort at all. But that lack of effort is an illusion and I’d say that 99% of any master who makes the work they do look easy have paid their tithe of blood, sweat, and tears.
While talent may give you an edge in some fields, most of it is acquired through long, careful study and vigorous practice. No matter how much talent Nature has gifted you, if you don’t expand and refine that gift, it will go to waste or never reach its full potential. Thanks to my mother’s side of the family, I have a decent amount of inborn talent for drawing and painting. It’s not genius level, but I look and approach things from an artist’s point of view and can draw decently without a whole lot of training. However, I could be a really good artist if I put my mind to it.