I was moved by Seth Godin’s note.
Not more than a year ago I was having at least one private project in progress. Most of them finished after first enthusiasm about creating new things. But for the first couple of weeks it was something that released some extra energy, and there was always something new to learn.
So, I was closing master degree and decided not to distract myself. And now, about three months after defence of my diploma I still have no extra project running because I was so good at “not to distract myself”. I should change it though.
It is possible those “quick not ever finished” projects are the same for programmer, what sketches are for a painter, and essays for writer – sharpening the saw.