Getting It Together

It turns out that your audience, whoever that turns out to be, is waiting for you to do only one thing.

They’re waiting for you to get it together and produce your art.  That’s all they want from you.

The people that turn out not to be your audience will never be satisfied with whatever efforts you produce, so stop worrying about them.  You can never please them.  They’re not your audience.  The people that will get what you do are waiting for you to get on and do it.

Getting it together can be surprisingly hard to do.  There are obstacles and distractions.  There are internal voices that tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t.  There are millions of reasons why you might never get it together at all and yet, that’s all that is required of you, by those that are going to truly appreciate what you create.

So, the audience is waiting.  If you are going to get it together to produce your art, you might as well enjoy the process.  Your art was your idea in the first place, so no point in complaining about having to do it.  Put on your “I’m really right into this” attitude and just get on with it.

Your appreciators will be glad you did.  So will you.


About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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5 Responses to Getting It Together

  1. suzannemcdermott says:

    True. Always. Thanks for the reminder. I needed one this morning!

  2. “The people that turn out not to be your audience will never be satisfied with whatever efforts you produce, so stop worrying about them.” Thank you for that. I really needed it. Just got two 1 star reviews today by the same person for both my novels on goodreads. Not sure what that is all about but still depressing. They are obviously not my audience!

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