The Demon of Not Shipping

Getting into habit of shipping is one of the most important things for any artist. Not getting your work out there is just as if you don’t create it at all.

Yes, some of the stuff you’ll ship will be bad, but you need to learn to deal with it. At the end, it’s not up to you to decide if your work is valuable or not, it’s up to your readers, clients and fans to decide.

Thinking that your work isn’t good enough is almost always used as an excuse. You convince yourself that it won’t be useful, that it has already been done, that no one is going to like it. And if you tell this to yourself often enough, you start to believe it.

That’s how you fall into the trap of not shipping.

The only way to accomplish something is to ship regularly, despite all excuses you can come up with that are convincing you to stay in the shadow, to hide and never expose yourself.

You fool yourself that you won’t fail if you don’t ship, but not shipping is even bigger failure by itself.

The only way of fighting the demon of not-shipping is by shipping.