Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Obstacles are those frightful things...

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. 
Henry Ford

Writers out there will know sometimes you look at your work and think- This is just not good- you basically want to rip it up and start again- or not start because you know you cant really do it- but you stop yourself because you have dedicated so much time to it already- even if it does sit at the bottom of your wardrobe- you did it- so you keep it- and then later you back to it and take a look and start working on it again - and it continues like this - even when you have finished the first draft, the second draft..... the tenth draft. 

I think it happens to most creative people- the eccentrics and perfectionists probably do tear up their work, who knows. But sometimes I think that its good to think that way- it means you are not over-confident- it means that you are willing to still learn - it means that you are doing something valuable with your life- Why? you ask- because you wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't for yourself and because you are passionate about it- and thats important because without passion what would we be?! 

But sometimes just sometimes- any kind of artist needs some time out- a week free of writing, or painting or whatever just to catch your breath- just to make you realise that you do love it and want to get back to it- just to live! 

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