Friday, March 20, 2009

When are you finished? When can you say," I'm ready to submit to agents/publishers?" I have been listening to other writers who feel that they need to constantly be working on their WIP and it seems to me that their work never gets sent out. These writers are getting their work critiqued by everyone and they will never take the next step because it will never be deemed, "ready."

I don't want to be like that. I hope that my inner voice will tell me, "It's ready." So how do you know? My critique partner knew. She's sending out to agents now. I revised chapter three and something said,"Oh yeah, that's good, girl." Maybe the first three chapters are ready. I'll let you know.

So, when are you finished? :)


  1. :)

    I have no idea.

    My friends have often guessed that I'm one of those never-finishers, but I don't actually think it's true. What's true is that I tend to be a slow learner, so my writing takes me a long time. But, at least with my short stories, there does come a time when I feel done. It's usually the feeling that the story is at least "good enough" and I'm too exhausted to make it any better. That's when I send it out and start on something new.

  2. Thanks Davin. That's why, I posted this. How many of us are out there? This time, I vow to be done by May. :)

  3. Well, I THOUGHT it was done, but.... ;)


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