One of my goals for my 12-week program is editing and publishing a book I wrote a couple of years ago. It took me 2 weeks to write over 23,000 words, but after completing the book I left it unedited. I succumbed to my perfectionist tendencies, and because I didn't want to confront the prospect of it not being perfect as I imagined and hoped it would be, I looked away to avoid such an outcome.
Those who have read the first draft have told me to publish it as-is, and they consider it to be enormously useful as it stands. But there are defects I know about and can't overlook.
The solution isn't to look away because that defeats the very purpose of the book itself (it's a book on productivity, so leaving it unfinished is ironically unproductive). Not only that, but it would mean that my work is not going to have the impact I want it to have in the world and I won't be able to pursue my dream of transitioning to full-time content creation.
I dusted off my printed first draft and brought it with me on my trip. Today I spent some time between my mentorship sessions jotting down the changes I want to make to it. What I've been putting off doing for so long has brought joy to me once I mustered the courage to face my fears.
I can't wait to share it with the world. :D