swim. I’m a kid from the mountains of Pennsylvania, so I came to swimming the
scrappy way: ponds, lakes, creeks. But after my first year of college I
followed a friend down to Myrtle Beach and got a job as an ocean lifeguard.
There it was either go hard or go home, and I’ve been a long-distance swimmer
ever since. So, if I’m having trouble getting started at the desk, or stuck on
some key element of plot, I head off to the pool (close by), and in the water,
after minutes, after miles, everything comes clear.”
—Andrew Krivak, author of The Sojourn (Bellevue Literary Press, 2011)