Check out this post from Evie Gaughan’s blog on how to know when your novel is finished.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci
Creativity is something that refuses to be measured by calendars; laughs at deadlines and always begs the question, ‘Could I make this better?’ Leonardo is right, at some point you just have to walk away, but how do you know when that is?
As many of you will know, because I keep harping on about it, my new novel The Story Collector will be published next year by Urbane Publications (woohoo!) Yes, I’m still woohooing and plan to woohoo for some time to come. Anyway, I’ve been working on this book, on and off, for about 18 months. In my eyes, it was ready. It’s been alpha read, beta read, edited and all that remained was a final proof read. Or so I thought.
I joked with my publisher that, bar any new characters coming along and upsetting things, I…
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