Many writers and creatives never finish their works. Why?
By keeping the work in a state of revision or draft, the creator can emulate a feeling of “working on it.” That is a “safer” feeling than finishing. But isn’t finishing and being a successful author the goal?
The problem is that finishing means grappling with fear of completion and what comes next. Fear is the enemy of creatives. We fear anything and everything from failure to ridicule. But the truth is, our main fear is “fear of success.” Success means change, going into the unknown.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.
Writers and creatives, this is our hero’s journey. Be Brave