Monday, January 10, 2011

How to Stay Motivated, Part 2: Vonnegut's Advice

Kurt Vonnegut said "We were put here on earth to fart around and don't let anyone tell you any different." He was extolling the virtues of a writerly trip to the post office, but I think it applies to anything.

Any time you're following a curiosity, (even if, I hope, it's by rewatching Ally McBeal or Googling phrases that include the word "Kittens," )you're collecting up some stuff for your art. So you don't have to worry about being motivated, per se.

Just as long as you sometimes make some stuff.