Sunday, 29 July 2012
Dreaming in Moderation
Today the aspiring markets are more flooded than ever and so competition is fierce.
Anyone can write by sitting down to write but not everyone can write well. Even less are willing to put the time in to improve and do their homework.
Then there's the art of selling it; and yourself. As well as facing numerous rejections and disappointments that are commonplace in the creative industries.
It's a long journey that requires more than discipline, passion and resilience to survive.
The Art of Dreaming
To constantly dream of an ambition and desirable state of being will get us nowhere.
In the beginning, this is all we had once the dream was discovered. And so, compelled and obsessed as we were we turned up to write and dream. We put in years of creative efforts in order excite, thrill, feel and escape. To role play in fictional worlds. Then we come of creative age and arrive at a crossroads:
To continue with our head in the clouds or to walk the pavement of reality.
This pavement of reality has a strong gravitational pressure and has been known to crush dreams. But nothing moves forward without a decision. We must step into the gutter and learn to stomach the odour. The odour of inexperience, insecurity and overwhelming odds.
Dreaming in moderation is an essential part of the writer's life and mindset.
Striking a healthy balance between reality and dreaming is key to productivity; renewed energy, motivation and commitment; achievements; and envisioning new horizons.
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
- Anatole France
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