Finishing a Revision
I’ve been single-tasking to finish the revision of a book-length manuscript. Aside aside from working on Reviving Artemis: Becoming a Huntress at Sixty, I’ve done little beyond weeding my vegetable garden, which really isn’t very different from writing. And both this draft of the book and this iteration of the vegetable garden are my best ever.
Finding an Endpoint
But it’s hard to put an end point on a creative process. My daughter Ruth Shafer, a fiber artist, has written brilliantly about what happens when a piece of art is “finished” in this newsletter, describing the ordeal of shipping her award-winning sculpture SlipCover from Vermont to California, where it will be on view at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
Meanwhile, I’m heading back to the word shop to “finish” my book.