I have come up with what I like to call The Professional Artist Cycle, which is a three-step process in achieving success with your art. You love, produce it and then promote it. Down below is the cycle drawn out so you can have a better Idea on what I’m talking about.
The first step is to “Love It”. Be in the mood for the love of making art, breathe it and live it. Treat it as an addiction (A good addiction that is). If it makes you very happy then you’re going to do very well. It’s important to love it because if you don’t you’re going to get very depressed and being an artist is depressing enough. If you’re not in the right mind frame life is going to eat you up alive.
Next comes “Producing It”. Once you’re happy and feeling inspired to make it then comes the making process. You’re both loving and producing it. And you keep that up until you have a good body and amount of work together.
And finally comes “Promoting It.” Once you have spent some time getting a good amount of work together next comes getting it out into the world. Promote it in any way you can possible think of. The more you promote it the more of a chance something will come out of it.
If you’re not getting anywhere with it then it could just mean that it’s a sign that you need to love and produce more (Just repeat the cycle.) The more you repeat it the more you will achieve.