Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Things you need to know when going full time as a poet

1 No one is going to do stuff for you and sadly, stuff will not do itself.

2 A lot of your day will still look like proper work, because it is.

3 Try and get 3 things done every working day.

4 Daytime TV is kryptonite to getting things done.

5 People lie. Mostly unintentionally and in a well-meaning manner but the effect is the same.

6 Some promoters, agents, fellow poets, publishers, bookers etc. are angels. Cherish them!

7 Some promoters, agents, fellow poets, publishers, bookers etc. are arseholes.

8 Never let arseholes know they are arseholes.

9 There will be rejections and disappointments but that does not make you less talented or valued.

10 That unfamiliar pain in your cheeks and jaw…. is a smile.



© Mark Niel www.akickinthearts.co.uk

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