Reworking A Painting

I was too close to the piece of art to see what it lacked, what changes needed to be made. I couldn’t see what needed to be added or deleted.
It’s the same for writers. Because a big part of writing is editing, rewriting.
Art and writing are closely related in this respect. Stories, articles, and novels need a fresh look from time-to-time. If you put your art or writing away for awhile, you can go back to that work with a more objective perspective.  Meaning, once you’ve cooled off, you can evaluate your art or write more easily. In this way, you can improve your work whether you’re writing a novel or painting a masterpiece.