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Sometimes You Just Gotta Say Enough Is Enough

Buried in the Slushpile

I know the temptation.

That temptation to just change one more little word.

To read through the manuscript one more time —  Just In Case.

The temptation to tinker endlessly with a manuscript because it just doesn’t feel perfect.

I get it. I do. I’ve had that moment too. So what do we do to get past it?

We have to trust. We trust:

  • Our critique partners and editors and beta readers
  • The feedback we’ve gotten
  • The revision plans we’ve made and
  • The revisions we’ve written. And ultimately, we have to trust
  • Ourselves

We have to trust the drafting and revising process and the progress our book has made.

And then, after we’ve run that final draft past our writing friends and run through our checklists and publishing or submission questions …

We just have to press send on that query or publish on that book.

Because in the end, no more tinkering. Enough is enough.

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