Matt Haig shared this from Kafka’s diaries and it’s instantly relatable for anyone who’s tried to write. Anything

If you’ve ever tried to write anything longer than a cheque or – let’s be a little bit more ambitious here – your Facebook update, then this excerpt from Franz Kafka’s diaries will probably strike a chord or two.

It was shared by author and writer Matt Haig on Twitter.

And did people relate to it? Of course they did …