It doesn’t matter if you plan on self-publishing your story, or you want to find an agent, or you just want to print it out and put it under your pillow, your story is ready when you feel there’s nothing more to add, nothing more to cut, nothing more to tweak. If you can read your entire manuscript without wanting to make a single change, then you’re good to go – it’s the best you could do at the time. Maybe a break is good, maybe it’s not. All I know is that I edit and re-write and tweak my stories until I just want to get them published and never have to read them again.
I’m still not back in the loop with writing Comfort in a Cotton Frock for #NaNoWriMo — well, three words, to be precise — so here is more advice from Cristian Mihai.
(The Recommended Tags service on WordPress is still suggesting the 2011 Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament when I do a NaNoWriMo post! Bizarre.)
Take care and keep laughing!
- NaNoWriMo 2013 – Still brainstorming (zanemckenzie.com)
- The NaNoWriMo Blues (rgsummers.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo – Day 13 (donnasfamilylife.wordpress.com)
- #NaNoWriMo: Outlining (firstnightdesign.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo and HomeSchooling. (homeschoolmommusings.wordpress.com)