(via Kurt Vonnegut’s Shapes of Stories in infographic form - Boing Boing)
This is such a nice way to think about things.
The Internet is a great place to try and fail. Because if you fail, nobody really sees it, nobody cares. No harm, no foul…. When you put [your work] out in installments, you see the feedback and you can shift course, things can happen that wouldn’t have happened if you were just doing it on your own…. Releasing stuff on the net, I don’t think it matters if it’s perfect…. it is a way to not go down a rabbit hole of perfectionism and it is a way to keep the thing coming out on a reasonable schedule.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. We’re all busy, but we all get 24 hours a day. People often ask me, “How do you find the time for the work?” And I answer, “I look for it.” You find time the same place you find spare change: in the nooks and crannies. You find it in the cracks between the big stuff—your commute, your lunch break, the few hours after your kids go to bed. You might have to miss an episode of your favorite TV show, you might have to miss an hour of sleep, but you can find the time to work if you look for it.