I was just saying to myself the other day , with being an artist you can’t give into how anyone feels about you and your art and who you truly are as a person , you’ll spend your entire life tying to please everyone.
Maybe the best example is The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling. What’s shocking is who wrote it, more than the story or plot or whatever. And what’s more interesting is that Rowling had the courage to write and publish such a novel.
And a lot of people got upset because of this. Because a lot of people mistake their part in the relationship they have with any artist. Somehow, some people think artists owe them for their success. In may ways, yes, they do, but ultimately, art is a selfish endeavor.
The act of writing a book, the act of reading one, deriving pleasure from these activities…
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