I got this idea from Maggie Appleton (Twitter: @Mappletons):
New sneaky tactic to get myself to publish half-written work is just leaving "Coming Soon" labels all over the place.— Maggie Appleton (@Mappletons) May 25, 2020
Slightly trollish, but perfectionism requires imperfect acommodations. pic.twitter.com/Vgn2H5Zokq
Perfectionism requires imperfect accommodationsMaggie Appleton
This practice has been so liberating for me, as a chronic perfectionist who needs constant pushing to publish consistently. I know I do good work, but it’s always been clouded by fear of failure even though I know it’s counterproductive. Like a battle of wills for myself. Argh.
And this is why it’s been hard for me to publish consistently. It always has been.
Which is why I’ve decided to fight back.
I’ve silently published 4 (!) new posts over the past hour. These are book notes that I’ve been writing for the past month.
The reason why I think this works so well for books is because for non-fiction books, I skip around a lot and consume information just in time, not just in case. This means my information diet is very lean, because the focus is all focused towards consistent focus so I could chip away at my goals.