Let me tell you what I discovered after two continuous weeks of editing a short story.
We all know what happens during the first draft. We just sit and puke “creative vomit.”
What do you do with vomit?
Do you sit down and pick out the orange carrots and sweet peas?
No! You flush it.
The purpose of the first draft is to get a general idea of how you want your story to go. Then you go to the second. Is that draft perfect? Of course not.
Time for the third edit. Perfect? Nope. Fourth? …You get the idea.
So when can you finally label a manuscript “my final draft” or “my finished draft” or “ready for publication?”
Never. There will always be a draft! A-L-W-A-Y-S!
Don’t let this bit of information discourage you. The trick to overcoming a draft is knowing when to say “enough is enough.”
Enlightening, right? You’re welcome.
Have you ever had something like this happen to you? Why do you think it happens to you? Lets talk in the comments!