I discovered a book that I need to own. Lanell at Frisbie Street Art has a copy that I looked at. It’s called Art Without Compromise
by Wendy Richmond. Here’s what it’s about:
When I say do not compromise about your art, I’m not referring to your final product. Instead, I am saying do not compromise about what you need along the way. Not compromising means finding, committing to, and protecting your own unique requirements for making your strongest and most relevant art.
I added the italics. You can read the entire introduction on Wendy’s site.