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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Shut up about your idea... for your own good.

An interesting article from Peter Shallard went online recently. In it he makes the case that talking about a project too much can actually take away your desire to do it! The excitement that you should be getting once you have completed the project comes early. Talking about it is as exciting as doing it.

We often write scripts or make films because we want to say something and share our love of an idea. Sharing that with too many people before completion may mean we feel it is mission accomplished and we take our foot off the pedal.

Same can go for crowd funding too. The energy that goes into getting the funding and the excitement of reaching the target can in fact steal some of the dedication needed for the film itself.

No easy answers here - but as with all difficult issues, an understanding of it can help avoid it.

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