Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I hate seeing talent wasted. I’ve met so many great people online who are talented beyond belief. Some are already established in the industry while others struggle so very hard to get that break that they desperately need and sometimes never get. I’m not stupid and I do realize that there are countless reasons some make it and others don’t.

There really should be justice in the universe where a person’s determination and hard work should be equal to his success. Those that don’t put the work into their craft shouldn’t get the free pass of being in the right place at the right time. Luck, can suck sometimes.

There are so many less-than-talented people out there who make movies, make comic books, write books, design video games, etc. How many times have I caught myself saying out loud, “My friend can do so much better than that”? Yet, those people are successful and my friends are working paycheck to paycheck trying to pay the bills and still keep their creative dreams alive.

There has to be a better way.


  1. I know what you mean Manny. I feel like I'm wasting my talent and it's getting me down to the point where I'm not even doing any artwork or writing. Yes there are many people in the business that shouldn't be there, but life is unfair. They made it because they knew someone or knew how to get their foot in the door. That's something I don't know! But as they say "cream rises to the top" so getting in doesn't mean staying in. After all it's still a business and if you don't make come up with money making ideas it doesn't mater who you are!

  2. It's a sad reality that talent is not the main ingredient to make it into the world of publishing, art, or media. You see so many people out there who have that God gifted talent, yet they will never be noticed. Great topic, Manny. I can’t wait to read your next blog. :)

  3. It's always been my firm belief that practice and patience brings success. If you keep at it long enough, luck will strike.

    I worked faithfully writing and submitting stories for five years before I got my first big break, over twenty years ago. That's really what it takes.

    If you quit, well, then you didn't want this badly enough.