I was speaking with a friend recently about why people, particularly creative types, become unable to create something they know they’re perfectly capable of creating. I think it’s because when people create something, they’re putting a part of themselves out there, and because the work is an extension of themselves, they often get too invested in it.
In short, we care too much.
I used to think writing perfectionism was all about quality control, but control can really only come from a place of love. Continue reading