In the article 10 Rules for Making it as a Writer, author Dennis Lehane said his father slept through all three of his movie adaptations and hasn’t read any of his books and he’s fine with that and others should be too.

I agree.

Creatives can sometimes feel like lost children looking for support and validation from those closest to them. However, the nature of art is to touch strangers.

So if your family doesn’t understand you or your friends think you’re a little batty, that’s okay.

You’re in good company.

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My latest non-fiction title, 10 Things to Forget: to be Creatively Free was a blast to write. On this blog, I’ve been writing on topics that didn’t make it into the book and others I’ve expanded on. You can read the other posts here.