Listen, things are going to abate one day.
This struggle will end.
We artists just want know that there will be a payoff, eventually.
The work is one thing, and it brings it’s own struggles. For we are envious, impatient, and filled with fear trying to put our art into the world.
Just let us see progress in the toil of our days…
What was it about me that no matter how many books I read or conferences I went to or new stuff I tried, it always seemed to be just short of good enough? Of course, my fear was that I would never get there. Again, I didn’t mind the work. I could even handle the struggle and pain if I just knew that it was at some point going to abate.
-Tim Grahl, Running Down A Dream