Art is Work

If you have to find devices to coax yourself to stay focused on writing, perhaps you should not be writing what you’re writing. And if this lack of motivation is a constant problem, perhaps writing is not your forte. I mean, what is the problem? If writing bores you, that is pretty fatal. If that is not the case, but you find that it is hard going and it just doesn’t flow, well, what did you expect? It is work; art is work.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Art is work Ursula K LeGuin Quote be kitschig blog

Ursula K. Le Guin was an American author who published more than 20 novels. Her works can be described as speculative fiction. She also published children’s books, short stories and translations. She would’ve worked quite a bit …

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11 thoughts on “Art is Work

  1. Great quote from a great author! It’s like if the love of what you’re doing doesn’t overcome or mask or “whatever” the work of doing it, well, maybe time to find where one’s love is a bit stronger then 😊

    1. You summed this up nicely! Creative fun and pain are often so close together; you gotta love what you do to see it trough

    1. Yep, it’s a definitely a mood thing and sometimes the creative flow just dries up. Yes art is work but it does not necessarily have to be hard work per se.

      1. Some days it is definately easier, some days you have to put in a lot of effort. Maybe in our modern world, the definition of work boarders on something unpleasant. Gardening takes time too and can be pretty frustrating; that still doesn’t keep people from doing it 😉 The week is still fresh, let’s get some work done!

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