Start, Finish, and Make

I do not like the word deadline.  I do not read nonfiction books from the beginning.  I am in essence a maker and I favor neither the starting nor the finish point.  I like the exploration that comes in the middle.

I am planning the next 6 months of studio work, during which I will make many items.  As I schedule commitments into the calendar, I have started with the finish points, many of which have been determined by exterior circumstances.  Yes, that was the easy part.

I need to know what the starting point looks like.  Is it a sketch, a shopping list, a contract?  My inner voice strongly suggests I choose and get moving.  I would like to choose well.

What do your starting and finishing points look like?  Do you also prefer the making in the middle?

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