I hereby confess: I start a lot of projects. I'll get an idea, like, "Wouldn't it be cool to collect vintage WELCOME TO postcards from everywhere we've ever lived and hang them in our house?" and I'll eagerly scour eBay for the postcards, buy a few, and then...yeah. I lose enthusiasm and then I'm stuck with one postcard that says WELCOME TO DETROIT and another that says WELCOME TO SANDUSKY.
For most of my life, it's been the same way with writing. I've lost count of how many books/stories I've started and then spent months revising and tweaking and fixing and rewriting, never coming anywhere near an ending. Or even a middle, for that matter. Even my current desktop has a folder full of beginnings, from when the idea was still shiny and (okay, I'll admit it) my excitement had me fantasizing about being a bestseller or award winner.
But when it comes right down to it, I prefer endings. Typing THE END means I've pushed through when my enthusiasm started to wane and the middle book doldrums threatened to stall me out. It means my idea's next destination will be out into the world, or to my editor, or to my agent, rather than just sitting in a folder on my desktop.