It feels like I’m late to everything but here I am. I’d argue it doesn’t matter when you start something, it matters that you create something at all.
Lately, my mind has been on creation in general. We can all be creators, in a million different ways. I think the term create paints pictures of authors, artists, photographers, etc. There is so much more than that. Writing a blog is creating something. Creation comes from within and can be seen anywhere.
I think one new creative space is the Internet. You slap some text over a picture: you’ve created something new. You go one step further and Photoshop something: you created it. It is small things like this that will help you build as a creator. You must start at ground zero, to grow. No matter what you do, the next thing that you create will be better than the first. The only way to develop your skills is to continue practicing. Keep creating and keep sharing.
If you’ve made something: put it out somewhere. You do not know who will see it, and how they can help you. They can either provide you with constructive criticism, which may be hard to take but is vital to growth, or support. I’m an avid Tumblr user and it’s great when someone makes a poster about The Fault in Our Stars and John Green finds it and they work together to make it a reality. The Internet is helping peoples careers kick off early, whether it be video making or graphic design, and I think that is amazing.