We want to be great — immediately great — but that’s not how creativity works. It is an awkward, tentative, even embarrassing process. There will be many times when we won’t look good — to ourselves or anyone else. We need to stop demanding that we do. It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.
— Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
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Sarah M says
I remember reading this myself (I have really enjoyed Julia Cameron’s books) a year or two ago…such good advice.
I’m finally reading The Artist’s way myself. There’s a lot to think about there, even if you don’t consider yourself “blocked.”
Joanne Fritz says
So true, especially the embarrassing, awkward part. Someday I need to read this book! (Right now, I’m immersed in verse novels.)