Disinformation

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I can’t seem to find those writer’s, musicians, artist, or engineers that relate to us.

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Dancing Elephants by Heinrich Kley Dancing Elephants by Heinrich Kley

What nobody tells you as an artist is that every project starts at the beginning. Not just the blank page, the empty stage, but that you have to re-establish your credentials and your quality every time. You can coast on reputation a little, but it doesn’t last long if you don’t deliver.

What nobody tells you is that praise—a standing ovation, a good review, your teacher’s approval—makes you feel good for a day, but one line of internet criticism from a stranger reverberates in your skull forever.

Frankly, I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

(I tried to feel bad when that critic killed himself the next year, but I didn’t.)

What nobody tells your boyfriend is that writing 3000 words in a calm, soothing, supportive environment still leaves you too tired to call home at the end of the day. So does…

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2 thoughts on “Disinformation

  1. Thanks for the reblog!

    OK – so here’s my favorite theatre+athlete story. A young actor came to my director friend and said, “I wish you’d tell me some of what I’m doing right in rehearsals. All you do is tell me what I’m doing wrong and it gets discouraging.”

    The director said, “You have to think of yourself like an athlete. I’m your coach. It’s not my job to tell you, ‘Oh, honey, you ran real fast!’ It’s my job to help you run faster.”

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