Having these mini blog deadlines every couple of days is really helping me to stay on track and focused on the work. Just as well, with the impending deadline looming large (Feb 13th!).
I am also finding the daily documentation of the work useful for assessing the picture as a whole, something I usually leave until the end. Once the picture is "done" I will usually live with it for a while. I put it in the living room where I will look at it throughout the day and in different lights and gradually make a list of things I think need fixing.
But photographing the work daily has made me stop and assess the work in progress. For instance, the top yellow plastic bag looks far too green to me. This is the sort of adjustment I would usually leave until the end, but now I think I will fix it tomorrow.