Check out this encouraging post from the Novelty Revisions blog with the topic What You Create Is Less Important Than the Fact That You Created It
“I want to write something, but I don’t know what to write about.”
“I want to be an artist, but I’m not very good at it.”
“I love making music, but the industry is ‘too hard to break into.'”
I hear excuses like these a lot. And yes, I’m going to come right out and call them excuses.
Of all the excuses creatives make, the “buts” are the worst. You want to do X, but Y. You want to be a successful writer, but you keep coming up with reasons not to try.
The more I blog about writing and type back-and-forth with fellow writers and aspiring creatives, the more I’m reminded that what stops people from making things — more than anything else — is the underlying fear that they’re going to do it wrong or aren’t going to do it well.
People spend way too much time thinking…
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