(Going on about a topic that has popped up lately in the indie author world)
Here's the thing about writers, authors, cover artists, graphic art designers...I have come to realize they are exceptionally brave people. I've heard the saying Art is Brave yadda yadda my whole life but I never really truly got it. But I get it now. You put your work out there, for strangers to read, feel, marvel at...and judge. And strangers can be ugly. Strangers can be cruel. Strangers hide behind their screens. Their words can cut you. When you release your 'art' you release a part of yourself to be judged, to be criticized and often times then not you will get the It's Not Good Enough. But you do it anyway, time after time, because you NEED to and because you WANT to. You know you will fail, repeatedly, but you do it anyway and i see it every day in this profession and it blows me away.
It takes a hell of a lot of courage to be in this industry espiecally these days. It's not for everyone. Not everyone can handle it. If more people saw it this way maybe people would be kinder...but isn't that of many issues these days? People disconnect the art from the artist. The victim from the crime.
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