“Your wee voice doesn’t want you to sell something. Your wee voice wants you to make something. There’s a big difference. Your wee voice doesn’t give a damn about publishers, venture capitalists, or Hollywood producers.
Go ahead and make something. Make something really special. Make something that will really blow the mind of anybody who sees it.
If you try to make something just to fit your uniformed view of some hypothetical market, you will fail. If you make something special and powerful and honest and true, you will succeed.
The wee voice didn’t show up because it decided you need more money, or you need to hang out with movie stars. Your we voice came back because your soul somehow depends on it. There’s something you haven’t done, some light that needs to be switched on, and it needs to be taken care of. Now.
So you have to listen to the wee voice or it will die…taking a big chunk of you along with it.
They’re only crayons. You didn’t fear them in kindergarden, why fear them now?”
– Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity – by Hugh MacLeod