November 17, 2020
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Failure

Stacey Mason, who runs the Fortnightly Fiction Jam, tweets an interesting thought about failed projects:

Creativity is a muscle you flex by trying things without being precious about your ideas. Those half-finished things you drift away from? They're not your magnum opus. Your magnum opus is an idea you haven't had yet. It might be the 3000th thing you try. Fail fast & fail better.

I don’t disagree, but sometimes the answer is to buckle down and finish the damn thing. 90% of success is showing up.

I wish Stacey were writing this at Cerebral Arcade where it would have more space!