Lesson 25 Life of a Dramatist Continued
Our final lessons with David Mamet are perfect for ringing in a New Year. We can send out 2020 like a bad script, and bring a 2021 with a new start! Let’s write our own script this coming year in all areas of our life.
How are we going to do this? We’re going to take David’s advice and start out the with the right discipline. He’s right, most people put up with lethargy and failure. When you really want something you figure it out.
If you want to become a published author, you’ll put in the effort to get it finished. Don’t be too hard on yourself as you go through the process of writing a book. If you don’t have moments of doubt, you might actually being doing something wrong. David would agree. Each book is a learning process.
Following his line of thinking, when you really want something, there’s going to be a cost. If you really want to see your story in print, then nothing is stopping you. Art isn’t about being famous or not famous. Art is art.
Finally, as David stated, you should do one thing for your art every day and one thing for your business every day. I said this before, even large publishers will expect you to do some of the leg work in promoting your novel. Get a head start by making that website, make a phone call, or a connect to other professionals in the writing world.
“Life is not about getting a good hand. It’s about playing a bad hand well.” David Mamet
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