On finishing

I love that bloggers identify  with the dubious quote ‘art is never finished, it’s only abandoned’.  If Leonardo de Vinci (or Picasso, or Oscar Wilde or whoever) wrote it then it must be part of the artist’s/writer’s condition.

Personally I like the variants, which I cannot even find on the internet so maybe I thought of them: ‘reports are never finished, they are only due’ or ‘fieldwork is never finished, it is only stopped’.

For all of the joy that rewriting brings, nothing, not a thing, beats that moment when you realise what you have done is good enough. It is ready to stand on its own two legs and face the peer reviewers, thesis supervisor or client.  It is a great feeling and I am going out to dinner to celebrate, because tomorrow I’ll have comments back and I’ll be busy rewriting.

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