always trying to build something

Loved this piece. Sometimes I think about what might have been if I’d had a writing teacher who believed in me, who pushed me to continue past my comfort zone.

“Energy is everything,” he said. He meant the ability to work—to sit at the desk, day in and day out, and to get the words down, despite the disappointment and in spite of the success. Pushing on and pushing through, building sentence after sentence, page after page. Not turning away from the blank page, but always trying to build something from nothing.

Kerry Neville Bakken