Will They Love It or Hate it? Will They Love or Hate Me?

Will They Love It or Hate it? Will They Love or Hate Me?
Photo by Jean-Philippe Delberghe / Unsplash

I’m deep in the middle of a writing project. Is it good, bad, or indifferent? I don’t know, I’m too close to it. Will people love it or hate it? I don’t know. People are fickle.

Why do some Sci-Fi fans love Star Wars and hate Star Trek? And vice versus? Tastes are subjective.

Amid my loving and hating my work, I ran across this quote from Andy Warhol:

“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.”

Don’t think about making art, just get it done…

I think what holds us back not only in art but in life is the constant agonizing and wondering and musing of whether the work (or my life) is any good. Instead, flip the script. Let everyone else worry about goodness and badness, and you make more art.

Let the critics be critics, and you go be the artist. It will all work itself out in the end.

I think this is sound advice. Let’s go make more art...

-RJP



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