Yes, if you beat yourself up enough! Certainly, if your belief is that the writing process is anxiety producing, horribly painful, shameful, and otherwise dreadful, than of course writing is hard.
It feels painful, and in the moment of experiencing your emotions, they are all consuming.
I am not unemphatic--I just know that how you currently feel can change, as I have witnessed many dozens of times.
And THAT change does take hard work.