By: Nuwri Ghostleaf
Hardest Part of Being an Indie Artist
Before I begin,let me make this perfectly clear, I’m not shooting for literary correctness,I write strictly from the heart and the majority of the time,straight to the point depending on the subject matter.I’m not trying to win a literary prize for I know those awards mainly go to writers who’s ambitions are New York Times Washington Post Wall Street Journal kind of honors.
With all due respect to ALL eyes that see read and hear this,no disrespect to your intelligence,I just want to have (WVC) Written Verbal Conversations with you as the friend I see you as. Punctual correctness typos and the like,are not something in a natural conversation, but expressions of verbal discourse are acceptable within reasonable respect.
I was really kind of stuck on where to start but I guess let’s just jump in see how cold or hot the water is. From what I’ve observed it’s the Hustle and Belief in YOU! Most artists like people, have been conditioned to FAIL! That’s right, we hear negative all the time about how we need to go get a real job, you know how many have tried to make in that business? with that kind of bombardment coming at you most of the time, you can see why the road less traveled is a hard and winding one.
The Hardest Part of Being an Indie Artist is not the creative part persae, it’s the Hustle and Belief, yes I repeated that because you need to get that stuck in your head so when all the nay sayers come at you and trust me they will, YOU gotta be strong without apology to No One! It’s your Dream and Passion, you must be the All n All in the final decisions because everything will be handed back to you with all the blame that goes with it when all is said and done.
Failure is just a picture of what you need to do right as you keep on your journey. I know I know you’ve probably heard it many times before, but if it where not true,why then do you hear it said so many times? Like my dear friend The Silver Conductor, Plan your work then Work your Plan. He is constantly saying we need a “Change Up”
This is a real business that has to be treated as such or YOU will Fail! It’s that simple. Yes you can still have fun but you must be business minded in every facet of the game. Just because it looks cool on the Youtube videos and Snapchat and all other social media which by the way has made it much easier to make it happen BIG in a shorter time frame than yesteryear, the Hustle Grind and Belief has to stay STRONG!
Nuwri Ghostleaf (amazon.com)