I would never describe creative writing as mundane, as if something’s mundane, it can’t possibly be creative. The word task doesn’t feel right either. However, a larger creative writing project, like a novel, requires a great deal of revision and pruning, and these processes sometimes become tiring and mundane.
I’m at the polishing stage in my current novel, a psychological thriller. Making minor adjustments. Removing redundancies. Making sure dialogue remains true to the character viewpoint. At times, I miss the simplicity of story telling – i.e. writing a piece from scratch and seeing where the writing takes me. Maybe, at some point in the future, I will get the chance to start a new novel.
In the meantime, till next time.