The hardest part of any project is to start, then to finish. These are very good tips on how to do both. I had a trainee say “Bill, I am so confused. Do you ever feel that way?” The answer was “Yes, every project. I just assume that eventually it will all work and don’t worry about it”. I have never had an article turned down, not had a software project that I was in charge of fail, and have had all conference speeches accepted. I was selective on what I chose to submit, though. By the way, I did not know what MFA was.