Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Enough is Enough. Or Is It?

Yesterday I started reading through my manuscript again. Inevitably, I found things to change, for the better, I think, but I was actually just trying to do a read through without editing. Ha. Like that's possible. I don't know about the rest of you out there, but almost every time I pick up one of my projects, I can't seem to just leave what is there alone. There's always "just one more thing" to make it all more perfect. So when is enough enough?

Ahhh, that is the wonders of the blog-o-sphere, right? Apparently Elana Roth didn't have a blog topic yesterday and threw it out to Twitter for suggestions. I guess I wasn't the only one who was constantly wondering "When To Stop Fiddling" because that was her entire blog yesterday! Woohoo!

In other news, I have this "thing" about having sets of books that don't all match. Like, owning half a series in hardcover and the rest in paperback? They don't look as nice on the shelf and it's probably just me being a dork. So I have been so waiting waiting waiting to get Sarah Dessen's Lock and Key in paperback, as I have all her others in paperback, but now with her new book coming out just the month after, well, that means I'm going to have to wait for yet another of hers for a whole nother year to get the "matching" one.

1 comment:

Being Beth said...

I'm a "Pre-Pub" too, so perhaps i don't know what I'm talking about on this topic of when is enough enough. However, I think you know when it's god and clean, tight writing, when you start getting critique that seems to send you backwards. I think at this point you begin querying. IT might take a while to get representation, so futz on with the novel as much as you like while you wait for someone to request a full.

At least that's my plan.

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