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Page created: 2022-09-17 , updated: 2023-05-25

I like to have projects. These are things I do for fun, but they’re not always fun to work on.

Sometimes I have to push through the painful Valley of Slow Progress, where the project becomes Not Fun.

This is where showing-up eventually pays off. If the project has any hope of being fun, showing up will eventually re-ignite the excitement. It’s remarkable how one good hour with a project can turn my feeling about it from, "ugh, I want to throw this away," to, "I love this and I don’t want to stop hacking on it."

Doesn’t matter what the project is: I’ve experienced this with both traditional art and programming.

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