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