I like to start things.
Starts are fun. They are bright and shiny and new and they make you feel all happy and excited.
I love to start new stitching projects. So I am having a 2010: The Year of Starts.
I aim for at least 12 starts, but I can start anything and everything I want. I have at least 12 projects kitted up (meaning that all I have to do is put the fabric on the frame and go go go!). That is how much stash I have accumulated over the past few years.
I have begun my January start, which is Sampler Cove’s Taking Flight.
Tomorrow, I shall start something new.
I have discovered that I don’t enjoy starting new writing projects nearly as much, however.
Writing projects, especially big writing projects, require mental preparation. A lot of mental preparation.
I used to like starting them. But that was because I didn’t do any mental preparation – I could and would literally start something new just because of a pretty new sentence. I never, and haven’t, finished anything.
And that absolutely has to change.