I’ve touched on this issue in the past, and have just come back to it during the last week. In an earlier post I discussed how my preference used to be to not talk about things that I was working on, because somehow the ” talking” got in the way of the “doing”.
Then when I set off on my “12 City Project” I was very open about what I was doing, even though at the outset I didn’t have a really clear plan. To my surprise, discussing this work had a really positive effect and the encouragement and interest it got was definitely a factor that helped me to complete it.
So, in the light of this , I thought I’d carry on in the same vein, in the second stage of this project ,where I’m pulling everything together into a book and a travelling exhibition. To my surprise, this stage has not benefited from openness or discussion in the same way. And I now plan to get on with it quietly , with little comment.
So my question is – when working on a project – do you talk about it while it is in progress ? Do you wait until you have completed it before you talk about it ? Does the energy around the project feel different depending on which option you choose ? And how do you decide which route is best for your current work ?
A lot of questions, but I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts and experiences on this.
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