I don't know if it's a mindset that comes from living on Twitter for too long or whatever, but I'm realizing how many of my projects the last couple years have been open-ended commitments, with the unspoken understanding that I would just keep contributing to them until I die or I give up, and how unhappy it makes me to go through the process of slowly giving up
I think in 2019 I want to try making things that have self-contained ends that come in containers that are traditionally open-ended. a twitch stream that runs a set number of days, a newsletter that's fully written before the first one sends, etc
With Nethack Nights I spent 9 months making almost 50 episodes of something that I think is pretty fun and then I quit and felt bad about not doing it for over a year. why!!!
@casey this is one of the best pieces of advice I got from a friend who is a serial starter of interesting projects: always plan a project's end from the start, and renew as a deliberate choice. I haven't put it into practice yet but it seems so freeing and productive