I get these Daily Rumpus emails by Stephen Elliott, and Saturday he linked to this video on The Rumpus site. The Gap by Ira Glass came at a good time. Reading over the short stories I’m working on, and recent drawings left me with the it’s-all-crap feeling. All the creative types I know suffer through this, and sometimes it is just a phase…sometimes that phase makes encore performances.
- It doesn’t all suck. It just isn’t…polished. You’ll either get an end product you’re satisfied with (deadlines keep me from the endless “perfecting” that happens otherwise) or you’ll get three wishes from a genie…okay, so maybe just an end result you don’t hate.
- Keep working. None of us ever get where we want to be without effort. Besides, if we got everything perfect the first try, what do we have to strive for?
- Imperfections are where the love lives…just keep working
‘Til next time,