Sometimes It's Worth Finishing Your Worst Work to Move On To Your Best
We all have one of those
Finishing a big project-even one that sucks-is a great feeling. For Pressfield, it was a good enough feeling that he moved on to create something actually good:
I never did find a buyer for the book. Or the next one, either. It was ten years before I got the first check for something I had written and ten more before a novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance , was actually published. But that moment when I first hit the keys to spell out THE END was so epochal. I remember rolling the last page out and adding it to the stack that was the finished manuscript. Nobody knew I was done. Nobody cared. But I knew. I felt like a dragon I'd been fighting all my life had just dropped dead at my feet and gasped out its last sulfuric breath."
before you give up and quit
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