Fight the fantasy

Having a dream is great, I am not denying anyone the right to have a dream. What I do want to say is that I think it’s important to not get caught up in a fantasy when trying to make it as a creative. I am so prone to this. When working on a new play, even in the very early stages, I will jump to fantasising about said play being exceedingly well received and winning awards and various new writing competitions.

No one wins the Bruntwood Prize solely by fantasising about winning the Bruntwood Prize. Similarly, nobody has a productive meeting with a highly regarded and established director by imagining a phone call with them when doing a rehearsal plan for their new play. No. The way to achieve your fantasies is to put your head down and focus on the work you’re doing. Don’t forget the dream, just don’t obsess over it.

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