A work is never completed except by some accidents such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.Paul Valéry, Poems, trans. David Paul, in The Collected Works of Paul Valéry
(Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971).

“All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.”
― Neil Gaiman