Yeah, yeah, I know what you might be thinking: She’s writing about collaborations again? Obviously yes, and for a very specific reason.
When taking part in a creative collaboration, it allows – or should, anyway – for two or more minds to work together to create something new. There should be a strong synergy on all sides, in efforts to make the creation the very best it can be. But when that space suddenly changes for the worse and there’s nothing in your power that you can do about it – no matter how hard you try – that’s why for the benefit of your well being, it’s time to bounce.
Throughout the past year, I’ve been dealing with just that. I’ve dealt with trust issues (as explained in my previous post about collaborations), lack of professionalism, and the incredibly toxic bubble mentality. While I’ve made attempts to point out the issues, I have not been heard, and the last thing you want to do is continue to take part in a collaboration where your voice goes in one ear and out the other.
Looking forward, it’s time that I really put in all my efforts into reaching my fullest potential as a writer. There’s so much I want to do, and although I may be young, tomorrow is never guaranteed.
While it’s tempting to take part in any project that comes onto my radar where my writing can be utilized, I need to establish a filter. When it comes to future collaborations, I want to take part in projects that will help me grow; not hold me back. For me, that means venturing into unexplored territories with like-minded creatives who have the maturity to take it on together, the way a collaboration should be. That is my goal when it comes to collaborations going forward.
So I am ready and willing. If you ever want to collaborate with me on something, let me know here.
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