Here's a question to those who have neared or finished the last draft of a novel. Do you think it's OK to finish fatigued? Often, we talk about "taking a step back." Going for a long walk or taking a month off from a WIP. My question- does the reverse ever apply? Is it ever beneficial to push through, even when one is starting to feel generally tired(or sick) of the work? I'm not talking about the first draft, but more about the last to last few drafts, when completion is in sight. If this were a sport, or a homework assignment, or a work related project, the answer would be yes, push through. But what about writing fiction, which I feel is partly an art? Is it OK (or even necessary) to end your work, sick to death of it, or is that going to result in a poorly finished novel? The way I personally feel about it is that no work (or at least most) can be infinitely inspired, if for no other reason that the writer is always getting older and changing and new events are constantly occurring in ones life. Therefor, it is beneficial to try to finish within a realistic timeframe, even if that means pushing through fatigue and a resulting indifference. My fear is that the work may end up uninspired and or sloppy? Maybe this is an unrealistic fear, considering the bulk of the work was done while still feeling fresh, and beta readers/editors are going to help clean it up anyway? I've never finished a final draft of a novel before, so I would welcome all advice. Thanks in advance for comments.