Choose to be an author or artist and people start to question you about why you’d want to be an author and aren’t you afraid that you might not succeed, how would you face the humiliation of rejection or all the work you are doing will never amount to anything.
Thoughts like that may plague you as an author or creative person and you may start to think things like “this is going to be the worst book ever ” or if you’ve had a success – “Will I ever write or create at that height again?”
Best selling author Elizabeth Gilbert had that success with her book “Eat, Pray, Love” and was confronted with those fears and people asking her if she’s afraid that her best work was behind her now.
Elizabeth has a very interesting take on that. She looks back into history and the changes that have come about that puts a real burden on those gifted with creativity.
I love the new perspective she gave me on the creative writing process. Check it out in Elizabeth Gilbert on Ted Talks. Let me know what you think in the comment box below. Ole to Elizabeth and all you creative people out there!