Rewrites

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Is there ever a point when an author will read their own work without making a single change?  I know I can’t do it now.  I keep thinking I will.  I print out a giant copy (after the giant copy with all the edits) so I can enjoy it.  I open it again and BAM I find something I can change.  Sometimes it’s something little, like a word I could replace.  Sometimes it’s something big and I stress about it for months, trying to decide if it’s worth it to change all that.

Does that ever stop?  Can J.K. Rowling pick up a copy of Harry Potter and flip through it without thinking of something she would change?  At some point is the only way to stop yourself from the constant rewrite to stop reading the work, and accept it as it is on print and in your head?

I’d love to hear your input on this topic!

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