Friday, May 20, 2011

Do a lot of work

"Nobody tells this to beginners— I wish someone had told me.

All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste.  But there is this gap.  For the first couple of years you make stuff... but it's just not that good.  But your taste (the thing that got you into this game!) is still killer!

And your taste is why your work disappoints you.

And a lot of people never get past this phase; they quit.

Most people who do interesting, creative work went through years of this.  We know our work doesn't have this special ting we want it to have.  We all go through this... it's normal,
and the most important thing you can do is  a  l o t  o f  w o r k .  
Put yourself on a deadline, so that every week you will finish one story.  

It is only by going though a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your intentions.

... It's gonna take a while.
It's normal to take awhile.
You've just got to fight your way through."

        ~Ira Glass~
(read on Melinda Josie's blog)


  1. it's great to see you back! I admired your blog long ago, but you were not here I couldn't say.
    Great, inspirational stuff here, please continue!

  2. Thank you for this comment, ballad— it means a lot to me!!
    I will continue...


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