Grand Plans
When To Let Go

Between Pen and Paper

When To Let Go 2

When I start a project I have heaps of creativity and enthusiasm. After the initial rush wears off, I settle into a bit of a groove and find my focus. Towards the end I get bored and have to push myself to finish. If I don't, there's a feeling that I won't ever complete it. However, if I rush through the end, there's the risk that I will botch it or don't do it jsuctice.

It's a delicate balancing act between getting the thing done and making it as good as it can be. I have a tendency to say, it's good enough and claim it's done. I'm wanting to push through that initial feeling of near enough is good enough and get to a new place of wow, this is brilliant!

But keeping the enthusiasm going can be hard. After a while doubt starts to creep in. For me the real danger is letting that doubt take hold and abandoning the project. I haven't yet quite worked out how to push through the doubt and keep working on something that I know needs that last little bit of oomph to make it shine.

What do you struggle with in your writing or creative practice?