Tuesday, November 17, 2015

If in doubt, write

Here’s a quote from Neil Gaiman on what to do when the going gets tough. I’ve shared it with you before, but so what? I like it.

When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. Make it on the bad days, make it on the good days, too.     –  Neil Gaiman


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Christine said...

And it doesn't just have to be writing, does it? Creativity can take many forms.

Sue Hepworth said...

Oh yes. This afternoon I am going to make lemon curd and then play my sax.

Anonymous said...

Creativity, like simple living and prayer, is good for the soul. It's what gets me through. Have fun with the sax, Sue.

ana said...

My creativity this afternoon should begin with these words on my IPad, thank you for sharing the Gaiman quote and may you know the truth of it keenly as you create in two loved mediums.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Ana.
By the way, the lemon curd is delicious.