A quote for you:
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got. – Steven Pressfield (via Creativityist)
In fact, trying to get attention or making something as a selfish act are easy compared to true creativity. I am becoming more and more aware of how much humility it takes to submit to your work, to let go of ego and desire and let the story become itself. That is not to say that the creative act is akin to automatic writing or that creativity doesn’t require dedication and considerably training in the medium of creation. A truly generous gift requires commitment and sacrifice. Artists that give of themselves, that offer their gifts to the world with generosity and humility, will create work that, even if it fails on a technical level, makes the world a richer, more interesting place.