Neil Gaiman, the award winning writer of graphic novels such as Sandman and children’s novels such as Coraline, recently gave an inspiring and practical commencement address to the graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and I highly recommend watching it. He speaks well of perseverance, defining success and the freelance life.
“The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and dance and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked … that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”