Even though a cover letter is quite short length-wise, it took me a long time to write one today. I’m a writer. What did you expect?
If you think writing is easier for writers than it is for non-writers, think again.
I’m pretty sure I over-analyzed every sentence I wrote more than once. Also, I changed the introduction a million times and couldn’t think of a way to conclude for the longest time. Eventually I looked up example cover letters for inspiration. I also needed to make sure I was on the right track. The only thing I remember from that Internet search: you’re not writing an autobiography, you’re writing a cover letter.
I’m proud of myself for starting my summer job search early. But I’m not proud that I wrote said cover letter as a way to procrastinate working on my media article analysis. Or any of my other more pressing assignments.
I’m a writer and a procrastinator. But you already knew that.