For example, here is a photo of most of the different versions of one card from Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt, from the earliest in the top left, to the latest in the bottom right:
But what’s really happening there is that they’ve just front-loaded their iteration: Musicians play scales or rudiments. Artists sketch or do studies. Beethoven was an amazing improviser, which must have been quite useful when he could no longer hear.
So, when trying something new, iteration is necessary. The artists that helped us work on Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt understood that, and were quite patient through the whole process. Earnest Hemingway wrote 47 endings to A Farewell to Arms. Now, to apply that patience to everything else!