Tuesday, May 8, 2012

When do you know you're finished?

I'm nearing the end of my YA Paranormal and I know that once I hit 'The End', it's not really over. Even as I write I can see a whole lot of work that I need to fix, especially after my first reader (who is quite harsh on getting everything perfect) finishes... yeah, I like reading through my MS and see bright blue blocks of highlighted notes that tells me what I can do better. But I know that it DOES make my story better.

The writing is the easiest part of the novel, then you've got the editing and the rewriting. So, how do you know when you've finished that MS?


Krista McLaughlin said...

That one is difficult. I don't know if a story if ever over for me. I can still think of different back stories of how a character came to that point or their future, but I feel like I've finished my MS when the story comes to a conclusion that a reader can accept or not. I'm actually excited to start editing my newest book. :)

Mina Lobo said...

I'd love to have a professional editor tell me a piece of mine is just right and I should just leave it the heck alone, already! Don't have that yet, but maybe someday soon! ::crosses fingers:: :-)

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