There is doubt. There is so much doubt. But there is also certainty.
From 10 years of experience working in several different creative industries, I met a lot of people who were pretty disorganized, flaky and just plain unreliable.
You keep asking if the work was good enough. Did it serve its aim? Did it even have an aim?
Writing each issue out on paper allowed me to let the negativity flow out in a way that no other activity could possibly do.
Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers is the greatest undiscovered secret mankind doesn’t yet know about.
Everyone wants to be successful. Everyone defines it differently. Don’t be clouded by the definitions of others.
So let your open heart, brilliant mind, and able body guide you through. Look around you. It’s a big world.
Artists are frequently told to think outside the box, be creative or seek originality. These are not entirely incorrect but they neglect a key point- nothing is original.
Art is made by humans, telling stories about humans for other humans to savour its meanings and messages.
You are not doing the world any favors by sitting and telling its artists how they can and cannot create.