Wednesday, September 28, 2011
How To Feel Miserable As An Artist
I more accurate name for the following list would be How To Feel Miserable As A Human Being.
Of course, what one is supposed to do is not admit publicly to having actually done any of these ten things, not now, not in the past, not ever.
Alas, #1 ("constantly compare yourself to other artists") invariably leads to #5 and the not mentioned #11 "beat the shit out of yourself repeatedly and unrelentingly for no reason" are particularly lethal bear traps and time holes to be avoided. I don't mind doing #9, provided the pay rate is decent, the check is good and the parameters are well-defined.
And I haven't done all of these ten things. . . really!