Being a creative can be like being a castaway. Some value for your talent – the Hollywood, is the measure of your worth. For a time, you are valued by others, and then the industry ADD kicks in. More than once, you’ll find yourself experiencing the above-described metaphor. And thus, you feel cast away.
How do you react? Are you Lear, railing at the wind? Do you crumple and give up? No. You simply move on… for the island has taught you plenty. You lived there for awhile. You kept it a clean and well-lighted place.
Your value is immense. The loss is not yours. It is theirs. Time and again, you will find yourself at these crossroads, for it is the nature of the beast.
Take a breath. Look at the roads… and choose wisely. Find the most open – for this is your journey. There may be bumps and potholes. There always are. Make certain that it is a road that you want to drive on… and travel on your own.
And on your path, you may bump into someone. You may share the same stroke – or compliment one another. Paddle to an island together and see what works.
Now, go write.
HRH, Princess Scribe