“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it, while they are deciding make even more art.”
As writers we have a habit sometimes of trying to be perfect. We figure if we can tweak just one more thing, fix one more line, make it just a little bit better, that if we can just get it perfect, everybody will love it. Okay, so maybe I’m projecting a little, but I can’t be the only writer who hopes if I make something better that more people will enjoy it, can I?
The problem is, and I know I’ve said it before, perfection isn’t really possible. Even the greatest novels aren’t perfect. Maybe the key to really good writing is being passionate, and just letting the words flow, not necessarily worrying if they’re going to be gems of wisdom that generations from now people will share with one another. Writing is, at it’s most basic level about creation. The creation of art. And like every art, it’s subjective. There are going to be tons of people who are going to hate it no matter what you do, but the key is being able not to care whether or not people like it. Sometimes it’s hard not to take it personally… but it’s not really personal. It’s a matter of one person’s opinion.