You are so wise and I need your advice now more than ever.
How can I decide if my writing is finished? Should I walk away? Go get a drink? Throw it away and start all over? Sincerely, Carrie S
Yes, this is one of the most difficult of questions, as most of my gentle readers know. Dear Rory spends maybe one or two hours a week trying to help people with my wonderful advice! It is so hard being a creative person *sigh*. I feel the pain. I just love humanity and want to help.
It keeps the creative juices flowing and brings happiness to your heart (aka liver).
It's hard to know when a piece is "finished". As a rule of thumb, Dear Rory will make a painting in a night and then call it good, then sign it. Once signed, it is done. One's mood changes so much from day to day that it changes the piece.