When you really need to stop revising your academic paper: Schuman

May 24, 2019

“Anything that you produce in two days to replace months of careful writing—because suddenly you’ve realized something about your manuscript doesn’t quite work—is garbage,” writes Rebecca Schuman. “Meanwhile, what you thought was garbage because it had a few drafty little problems in it? That had the potential to be great, and you chucked it.” The author then offers a series of tips on how to resist the self-sabotage that can happen in the final stretch of writing, insisting that it is better to submit something that is not quite perfect than to try to start over at the 11th hour. Chronicle (International)