On Making It (as a Writer)

It’s about having strength rather than fragility. Resilience and faith and nerve. And really leaning hard into work... Writing is hard for every one of us, straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.
— Author Cheryl Strayed
Source: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/10/20/author...