I don’t feel I’ve earned the right to do anything else until it’s done

I feel like I’m putting more weight on this piece of writing than I should … It’s like I don’t feel I’ve earned the right to do anything else until it’s done– I’m not allowed to return e-mails, to go have lunch, to do anything except the bare bones of what I have to do until it’s finished.  I want to have news to tell people.  I’m tired of saying I’m working on stuff, I want to say I was working on something but I have finished and here is what is happening with it.  I want a reason to e-mail people, with this piece of writing, to say, hey, I’m pretty pleased with it, take a look if you have a chance, would love your thoughts.  I feel like I used to finish things more often than I do lately.

Jeremy Blachman