Sometimes life throws a curveball you didn’t expect or want. And sometimes, just sometimes, it could be the thing you needed all along.
You are the only one who can make your dreams a reality. So make it happen.
It might not seem like it, but tell yourself the truth. You will finish this, one day. In the hardest, brutal parts of the creative journey, keep reminding yourself. You will finish.
You don’t have to have just one creative hobby. Have many, have a variety of them. Then you can re-fill your creative well in different ways.
The Beginning. The blank page staring at you. Taunting you. Don’t let it. The blank page is unwritten because it has endless possibilities. Seize them. Get started with your writing.
Dreams are supposed to be limitless creatures, sailing over the unrestricted waters of a reality where anything is possible. Don’t limit your dreams, not in that magical world. Don’t let reality tarnish them. Keep your hope, and your dreams, in the precious space in your heart.
You can’t do everything all of the time. You have to pace yourself. Take one thing at a time. And it’s okay if that thing isn’t your creative work. It’ll wait for you, when you come back to it. Just make sure you keep your pace.
Don’t forget to read widely. Stories you like, stories you hate, stories like your own project, stories completely different to your own project. To write, you have to read. Keep reading.
Every journey has its own timeframe. Every journey has its own route. Every journey has its own purpose. Your journey for each creative project is completely unique. Let the journey take its time, its route. Let yourself find the purpose of the project.
See what you can achieve this week. Even if it’s just ten words on your manuscript. Even if it’s just thinking about ten words on your manuscript. Let’s see what you can achieve this week.