My mind always boggles at the fact that Peter Jackson didn’t see the final cut of Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King until the premier, simply because they were still doing a few final edits.
The difference between work and art is that when you work you want to do the bare minimum, when you do art, you want to do everything possible.
The latter is an amazing bug, but the amount of times I’ve agonised over a piece of music, bounced, rebounced and then still finding things to tweak!
It’s sometimes good having a deadline imposed upon you. The pressure, the adrenaline and the need to get it done all sets you off on a relentless mission to get everything done in the precious amount of time you have.
Finding something that you can commit to, give your all and spend a phenomenal amount of energy on…is a blessing.