Don’t be scared of the blank page.
Because if you are a writer, facing it daily is what you signed up for.
In fact, daily tackling the blank page is all that the job of a writer really is – for the quality of output is mostly subjective.
Steven Pressfield called fighting against the blank page “Resistance.”
Don’t be devastated though if you give up on writing eventually, most people do, after all.
Plus there are a million other things you can do with your life.
I mean, business school will gladly welcome you back home.
Whenwe greet it, we are quite rightly filled with trepidation. What are you? we wonder. What will you yield to us? The page gazes impassively back. It will give us nothing. It will take everything. It isn’t interested in how we think or what we feel. It doesn’t care if we fill it with words, or if we crumple it up in despair.
-Dani Shapiro, Still Writing