Finish your project. [20/52]

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One of the best pieces of advice I got when I was just starting to write was this: finish your project.

I have a bad habit of starting something, and being really exciting during the early stages, the fun stages (outlining, first draft), but then burning out once the work gets...less fun (second draft, third draft, fifth draft, ninth draft).

It’s usually the promise of that shiny new idea that pulls me away. And then I repeat the process with the shiny new idea until it’s a dull penny.

A 75% finished project is still 100% not a finished project. Until you do the work to get it out there into the world, it’s still closer to just being a dream.

Finish your project.

There are things you can only learn from finishing a project. You can’t learn about the last 10% of publishing a book if you only make it to the 90% mark. Even if you do it ten times. Find the twenty minutes here and there, wake up a little earlier, work when you’re tired, stop watching your shows.

Really, what it comes down to is, sit down, do your work, and finish your project.

Jump. Build, Fly.
F.C. Shultz