Deeper is the question proposed by John. How does one deal with the eternal conflict between being the best damn cartoonist you can be, and being "good enough"- -good enough to declare the work finished, good enough to meet the deadline. I realize every cartoonist feels this pressure, but I think its especially strong for the small presser, who lives and works in such a state of existential freedom that it is almost a void.
I know I almost always err on the side of the endless quest for perfection, but I hardly ever feel good about it. I almost would take on a regular schedule, and a regular deadline, if it was imposed from outside and had a good financial kick built into it, as a welcome change from working in the void. But, for me at least, any attempt to impose it from inside is doomed to failure. I just can't chain myself to nothing more than an intellectual game.
Eternal question? You bet.