#IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
October 4 Question: When do you know your story is ready?
I’ve been asking that questions for a while. Recently, someone told me that when you’re no longer in love with the story, that’s the time to consider wrapping it up in a pretty bow and sending it off to the editor, or maybe even to the publisher, or, hells bells, why not do the selfie thing. It’s possible there is no clear point at which you know it cannot get any better and you’ve done your absolute best work. Tweaking can go on and on. In my painting lessons, I was told to not fiddle, fuss, or ? or you’ll ruin it all. Perhaps the best way to determine when your manuscript is ready is to decide if you change a word, phrase, etc. will it make a difference to the reader’s level of enjoyment. Probably not. Best to get on with your next novel.