Letting Go of Perfect
- By: Jessica Faust | Date: Feb 18 2021
In BookEnds’s early days, I used to tell authors not to even start querying their book until it was perfect. I regret that now. I was young and I believed perfection was something to strive for. Since then, I have seen through my own work, and the work of others, that done is perfect enough.
Seeking perfection becomes an easy excuse for not finishing. If the book isn’t perfect enough to submit you never have to face rejection. When your cake recipe isn’t yet perfect you never have to open your dream bakery.
Done is Better Than Perfect
Taking action is better than striving for something that doesn’t exist. Making the conscious decision to be done, to finish your book and to send it out.
Learning and growth is done through taking next steps, not getting stuck in the same step, or the same book.