Failure Is An Option

Last night, we watched this really cool film about the advertising industry called Art & Copy.

I love movies like this that make you think about art and the effect ideas have on the different strata of our culture.  The overwhelming need for extremely cohesive ideas in advertising surprised me.  Perhaps it shouldn’t be such a surprise, but it’s funny how effects, phenomena, and concepts that come off so effortlessly in fact require so much durn work.

Art & Copy was extremely entertaining–I recommend it!–but there was one particular ad in it which sorta took my breath away.  It’s a Michael Jordan commercial.  Transposed upon the business of novel writing, from the vantage point of beginning writers like me, I think it inspires in a very unique way–and captures the spirit of what it is to persevere and make good in the end.  What do you think?