I am so grateful for Benjamin Hardy’s article about his new culture wall, which Gaping Void created for him.
Number 14 in his list of pictures is by far my favorite. It summarizes exactly my philosophy when it comes to making it as an artist and an author:
“It’s better to be prolific than perfect.” — Joe Polish
Here is a quick practical application of this principle from Ray Bradbury:
Write 52 short stories in a year rather than one novel. Write one short story a week.
“I defy you,” he said, “to write 52 bad ones. It is not possible.”
At the end of the year, you will have 52 works of art instead of just one, imperfect novel.
(“Perfect” is a mirage that no one knows how to reach.)