Anticipation is a key part of all creative endeavors. When I create something, I like to know that somebody is ultimately going to read it. However, beyond that, I am really curious what people are going to think of it. It is not that I necessarily desperate for people’s approval or anything like that. I don’t really care all that much if people like what I write or not, but, that being said, I always hope that they do. I want people to be challenged, intrigued or interested in what I write. I like to know that I have done at least something useful for someone.
However, I really never know whether that happened or not. That is of course the risk of creativity. What I write might seem like a really good idea to me, and I might think that it is amazing, but I don’t know if it will really do anything for anybody else. I exercise whatever creative ability I have, and I give something of myself. After I that, it may be embraced, or it may be rejected. You never really know until you actually do it, and that is the thrill.
You have to do it, and you get excited about what might happen. When I launched this website, I planned for several months ahead of time to try to do the best job I could. I wanted it to be something that you all might read, and I was hoping that it was something that might give you something to think about at the very least. Whether I have done that or not is of course up to you individually, but every time I sit down to write something, the same process goes through my mind. I think about what I want this article to do and what I dream it might be able to do.
Of course, this article is not one of my more controversial ones, but there were times I write things that I know are not going to be well-liked. However, in my mind, I hope that maybe I can impact one person’s perspective. I hope that maybe I can get someone to think about information they had never even considered before. Maybe I have caused them to challenge some presuppositions that they didn’t even realize they had. I don’t know what might happen by any of my creative energy, but I hope that it has some type of return. Even if I never know about it, I hope that it does something useful.
That is part of the anticipation and the joy of the creative process. It really is a testament to my own hopes and dreams of writing. At most, I have numbers knowing how many people come to my website every day. However, I really don’t know what they take away from it, but it is exciting to think about what people might take away.
Whenever you think about your own creative endeavors, I wonder if you have the same excitement. I wonder if you have this same anticipation of something great happening. I love the anticipation, and if you have never experienced it, I hope that you will at some point.