If You Are Not Having Fun While Creating, You're Doing It Wrong
Art For Art's Sake: Part 10
I am taking a break for the whole month of March. I need time and space to breathe and then organise my thoughts to give you more value.
Rubina’s Bojra is going on a sabbatical from Sunday, February 27th 2022.
And will be back on Monday, April 4th 2022.
People want to be creatively satisfied, and having fun is such an important part of that.
- John Lasseter
When it comes to creativity, you can't be strict. You have to be child-like.
That is because creativity is child-like in nature and needs to be treated that way.
Just like a child has fun playing and colouring and experiencing the world around her, a creative has to have fun in their craft.
This was one limiting belief I had when I started my writing journey.
I believed that if I had fun writing, I was not taking the job seriously or creating products worthy of respect and readership.
This made me question every sentence I wrote. Sometimes, I doubted myself even before I could write something. I was constantly worried if I was writing the right thing if the readers would like what I wrote, and if I would be successful in it or not.
All this stressing was making me work against the true nature of creativity.
Creativity is all about exploration and experimentation. To do so, you have to love what you're are doing and you have to have fun.
When a child is drawing scenery, she is just following her instincts. She is not worried about the result. She is immersed in giving shape and colour to the image in her mind.
That is precisely what any creative must do.
No matter at what stage of the creative or writing journey you are, do it for the love of the craft.
Forget about the result. If you truly pour yourself into the art, you will get the results and/or lessons you deserve.
Don't make it a life or death situation as I did. The moment I let myself enjoy my writing, I realised that there's always more to look forward to.
All creative work is serious work; after all, you are creating something that didn't exist before - it's your unique take on that piece of art. But that doesn't mean you have to be all tight and constipated and Hitler-like about it.
Loosen up and have fun with your creativity.
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