Somebody’s dream: that’s how everything starts

Today I want to share a few things that have been on my mind lately.

The clothes you are wearing, the products you consume were once somebody’s dream. That dream came true through the use you give them.

The notebooks or journals you write on are the result of somebody’s effort to design them and put them in stores. It was their dream that you would buy them.

The books you read and re-read existed in a writer’s imagination first. The author dreamed to publish his/her work, and it reached you at some point.

Ordinary people started writing songs in their rooms or composing melodies in their garages with friends. Eventually, they became your favourite singers/bands. It was their dream to go on stage and perform for you.

You sit and write everyday to publish your book someday. You share pieces of yourself here and there to show your work. You don’t know what the result will be, but you have a dream, and it’s important to believe in it.

Life is made of dreams that can come true.

Why marketing is not [so] evil

I think of marketing and my writing life as a love-hate relationship. In my mind, marketing is all about hard sales and finding channels to keep generating profit.

After giving it some thought, I came to a realization: marketing is like maths. You can’t escape them. They’re always there. They’re part of your life, and you need them. Creative work is not the exception.

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Getting Lost and Finding Yourself

Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost. (Kellie Elmore)

 

In your artistic journey, there’s a mix of emotions.

Sometimes, you feel in full control of the direction of your ideas. You can clearly visualize the outcome of your endeavours.

Other times, you don’t know where to start. As soon as you have an idea, it fades away or something tells you it’s not going to work.

We all go through those highs and lows.

It’s alright.

Struggling is necessary to discover aspects of yourself that in other circumstances you wouldn’t have learned.

Sailors didn’t gain experience in a calm sea.