Elizabeth Gilbert: How to Train Your Inspiration
I am a writer. Writing is a profession for me, but not only. In it is the love and charm of my life. I think that it will always be so. Given that recently an event occurred in my life that made me rethink my attitude to my own creativity. This event is the publication of the autobiographical book “Yes, pray, love”, which, unlike my previous books, has found many readers and has become a bestseller.
Her success has led to the fact that everyone now sees in me a man of the mean ... No, the truth of the end. They ask me with anxiety and care, "are you not afraid that you will never write anything better? Are you not afraid that for the rest of your life you will no longer be able to create books that would be interesting to anyone?"
Not the most reassuring words. They could discourage me, but I remember how 20 years ago in my youth, when I first spoke about my desire to become a writer, I listened to similar concerns. “Are you not afraid to remain forever in obscurity?”, They asked me, “are you not afraid,that rejected by the readers, will you survive the humiliation? Are you afraid of the prospect of devoting all your life to this activity and ending the days on a pile of broken hopes? "