“Writing is hard for every last 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. You need to do the same. … So write, Elissa Bassist. Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherfucker.”
Found this after I spent an afternoon struggling to get out even two pages of content for class tomorrow. Probably something I need to put physically somewhere to remind me. But here it is, also for your viewing pleasure.