The writing process can sometimes seem never-ending. You write draft after draft, revision after revision. When will you know you’re ready to birth your creation? Or at least, to show it to that all-important fresh set of eyes?
- You’re no longer waking up in the middle of the night, thinking about subplots to add, characters to refine or dialogue to excise.
- You’re fiddling with commas or individual words. Don’t get lost in editing purgatory. Let it go.
- From the broad brushstrokes of plot to fine details of character, from dabs of dialogue to … Uh oh, is that making things better or worse? Stop now.
- Finally, it comes down to intuition. Your work is your creation, after all, and if you don’t think you can improve on it, you’ve finished.