The Importance of Finishing

I wanted to take a moment to talk about the importance of finishing and skill building.

So you would think that a draft that’s been edited, rewritten, reviewed, edited, rewritten… would be good to go right? Not necessarily. Skills grow and taste grows along with them. As your skills grow, you become aware of things that you could do differently.

The key here is finishing. You can’t effectively enact changes until you’ve finished something. You have to be able to hold it up and say “this is done. Now how can I do better next time?” Throughout the process I thought I could make changes as I figured things out. Each page could be a little better. And each draft of my script was just a little better.

In order to make your work a lot better, however, you have to finish.

After a week you may look back at your work and decide that your skills haven’t advanced to the point that they would be improved by a rework. In that case, you move on. Endless iterations are just as pointless as leaving what could be better.

Go forth and finish something!

-Abrian-

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