Monday, March 14, 2016

Creativity is hard work

An essay
It’s really something that you want to do for yourself. Or sometimes, it something that you need to do for yourself.
I’ve gotten a bit behind in the sketch-a-day project. The last date is 1 March and that was after a couple of days of catching up with 4 sketches in one day instead of a sketch a day. But it is hard for me to come up with a subject to do each day. I’ll try to do some today though and start catching up.
Writing is also hard work. I’m currently editing The Fallen. I still intend to submit it to a publisher by the end of the year. It needs to be a bit longer - 100,000 words for a first fantasy book seems to be expected.
While working on this, I’ve realised that I can’t worry about if anyone will ever publish it. I can’t worry if anyone else will ever read it (though some people have read first draft versions, unlike ALL the rest of my novels). 
I need to write this novel (and all the others) to the best of my ability. I need to tell this story as best as I can. I need to be able to take pride in my own work, because there’s never any guarantee that others will appreciate it.

1 comment:

  1. You should draw a picture of a sea turtle. Or a space station! Or a space station on the back a space/sea turtle! Yeah that one :D

    And yes, creativity is hard and requires focus and motivation.