When dealing with typography or any design related task, I tend to get lost in the details. I love the details and typography is mostly about paying attention to the little things. Given that many people don’t even realize that you can change the typeface in MS Word, paying attention to typography seems very detailed oriented.
Life becomes hard as a typographer. When you discover the typographic passion, train your eye and start to see all the typographic flaws in the world. After a while you have to learn to be forgiving again. And start to distinguish between if it really matters.
Being lost in the details mostly can result in perfectionism. Which mostly prevents you from putting things out. I have to fight this every day. Feeling like a fraud writing about type and details and also not getting everything “right”, forgetting about things, having way too many typos, in German and English.
But better done than perfect. Better published than on your to-do list. Better impacting people than bugging your mind. Better saying something stupid than holding yourself back.
Just go out there and make it as good as you can right now. Right now regarding your abilities, your time or the value you give it. It’s okay. We all learn, we all evolve. We all are dissatisfied with our own stuff. But we create, and that’s all that matters.