Tagged with perfectionism

Revision vs. Resistance (watch out, writers!)

If you’ve read Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art, then you know about Resistance. Pressfield believes Resistance is an actual force (invisible, implacable & impersonal) whose aim is to prevent us from doing our work. I happen to agree. I think it’s part of the Hero’s Journey of life. We get the Call to … Continue reading

Conquering Fear through Creativity

For years I used to think of fear as Fear. Meaning I didn’t get specific about it. I just called it fear. “Oh, it’s just fear,” I would tell myself, and I would push forward in an effort to overcome it. But as soon as I overcame one fear, another reared its ugly head. I … Continue reading

The Deadly Ruse of Perfectionism

I know too many people who get hooked into the idea that if their work isn’t flawless it must be crap. So until the book (screenplay, short film, opera) reaches 100% perfection it’s not worth putting out there. It’s a romantic notion in some ways, I suppose, but it’s also like the mythological Sirens, whose … Continue reading