From an interview how Steve Himmer

“Develop what Charles Baxter called, in a great interview at The Days of Yore, a “fuck you” attitude: you’ll learn to know when your writing is doing what it’s meant to even if no one else seems to care. Use the web, make the most of it—the opportunities for friendships and conversations are a tremendous gift—but don’t get too caught up in comparing your own successes (or lack thereof) to the amount of good news in someone else’s Facebook feed.

There are more reasons than the presence or absence of genius why one book or writer gets attention while another doesn’t, and most of those reasons are arbitrary and absurd and unpredictable, so you’ll drive yourself crazy chasing them. Just stick to making up the stuff you think the world needs.”

I like this last paragraph.

Isn´t it so in life, that most of the reasons for success or failure are usually arbitrary, absurd, unlikely and unpredictable, so you´ll drive yourself nuts if you wanna get a rational explanation.

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

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