When I read this book I was reminded of a time when my daddy asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I had to be no more than seven or eight. I told him I wanted to be a singer, or a writer. He explained to me that things like that don't happen for people "like us." Don't cry for me, people. That wasn't a story to make you weep. I understand full well now that my dad was just a father trying to curb his daughter's expectations to deter disappointment. But this book is all about that. The things that tell us what we cannot do . It's all about winning the battles within against the art that we are truly meant to create.
I could not have read this at a better time. When I tell you I literally scrapped every idea I had for "A Beautiful Disaster," I am not kidding. Being creative is hard enough in itself - trying to do things against the grain of what you've seen? Darn near impossible. But this book helped me to stop second guessing - stop compromising. To stop calling my work "amateur" and pick my pen back up for better or worse. This book is all about fighting a war against the "resistance" that exists in us all. If you're anything like me, AKA - your own biggest critic - this is a necessary read. Let me know how you like it!