Growing up, I heard a lot of "why can't you be more like your brothers", "why can't you just act normal", and "what's wrong with you." I was the creative one in a family of athletes. Obviously, I was the odd one out. For the longest time that bothered me. I didn't want to be… Continue reading Being Different
One of the drawbacks to being creative is dealing with disappointment. It can be awful when one of your projects doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to, or when people don't like it, or things just fall apart. I've had stories that I simply couldn't make work. I've had stories that never made… Continue reading The Right Attitude
Art can be serious business. People who create take their projects seriously. We agonize over them, we cuss at them, we deal with frustration, aggravation, annoyance. We want to produce the best objet d'art we can. It doesn't matter if it's the written word, paint on canvas, or audio file. We live and breathe art.… Continue reading Having Fun
The topic for this episode is "Who Cares?" It's easy to lose your motivation when you don't have an audience or you aren't getting the attention you think you should, but this doesn't mean you should give up. Join me as I talk about keeping your focus and staying motivated. The podcast is available at… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast, Ep 33, is available!
One of the issues many creative individuals deal with is wondering who cares about their work. That's understandable. For many, a lack of recognition is troublesome. It kills motivation and inspiration. It leave them wondering if they should continue on. I mean, what's the point if no one is ever going to see it? I… Continue reading Who Cares?
It's a strange world we're living in. This pandemic has had more of an impact on society than anything else in recent memory. It's affected every country, every city, every individual in some way. Probably the biggest impact is that it has fragmented society, breaking up large gatherings like concerts and parties, and kept people… Continue reading Dealing with Isolation
A little deviation from my usual posts about creativity. Hope you don't mind. Kindness has been on my mind lately, for somewhat obvious reasons. I've gotten to the point where I'm limiting my exposure to the daily news. Too much bad news, frustrating news, anger-inducing news. In my opinion, most of it stems from a… Continue reading Be Kind
Every once in a while I sit back and consider my writing career. It's hasn't been illustrious, but it's been fun. I've written hundreds of thousands of words, both fiction and non-fiction, and I have more ideas than I know what to do with. Nowadays, I focus solely on fiction. I love being able to… Continue reading What’s My Job?
I thought about starting this post by stating that I wanted to write a post about staying motivated, but I didn't feel like it. That's it, short and sweet and arguably humorous. But then I realized that it wouldn't be motivating and probably not as funny as I thought, so here we go... If you're… Continue reading Stay Motivated
Being creative ain't easy. We often work alone for hours, don't socialize like our normal friends do, and we struggle with indecision and self-confidence. It's the nature of the beast. When I was growing up I felt as if I was living in a vacuum. No, I didn't have dust and Legos swirling around me,… Continue reading Encouragement