I talk about Love and Rockets on Studio 360

A short segment about the influence Love and Rockets had on my artistic development aired recently on the public radio program Studio 360. You can hear it “here”:http://studio360.org/episodes/2008/10/31.

Perfectionism is not the real problem

Perfectionism is not your real problem.

Have you published your essay online? Have you sent your book to reviewers? Have you submitted your comic to that anthology you love? Is your website up? Have you actually told anyone it’s up? Have you shown your new work to… anybody? Have you even let yourself spend time on your new work? No? What’s stopping

Want attention for your work? You need a hook. (Video lesson!)

I admit it; like just about everyone, part of me still clings to the fantasy that if I just make awesome stuff, and keep on making more of it, somehow I’ll get discovered (how? by whom?), and my work will sell gangbusters (where? how?) without me having to lift a finger. I’ll make so much

Lucy Bellwood and Jessica Abel in conversation about self-doubt demons, should monsters, social media, building an audience, and how to rock crowdfunding.

What happens when you let your demons run loose (spoiler: good things)

You should be making your creative work every day. You should be spending more time with your family and friends. You should spend a lot more time in selling your work. You shouldn’t have to sell anything: your work should speak for itself. You should be much further along in your career. You should give

Why you procrastinate, and how to stop, on JessicaAbel.com. "Wake up call."

Why you procrastinate, and how to stop

I know you’re serious about your creative work. Whether or not that work is your job, your self-generated projects are the key to your future self. Which is why it’s so crazy that when you sit down to face that work (if you even get that far), you squirm and procrastinate and end up on social

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The value of simple goals

Obviously, one can be overburdened with things that need doing, and that can make getting creative work done very difficult.
But it’s not actually freedom from all the things that makes the work possible.