When is a writing project ever done?
What I thought was completed months ago had been edited, polished, and submitted it off to agents.
Since then, I changed the ending of the story, further cleaned up the text, and added in a number of new scenes.
Now it feels complete.
But if I look at it in another two months, how will I want to change it?
How will I want to tinker with it?
Is a writing project ever really done or is the author just finished with it?
In the time between the first completed version and the most recent one, I wrote two other novels. The experience of writing those two other stories colored how I looked at the first novel.
A never ending process, but at some point, the story deserves to get into the hands of readers. No use in a story hiding in a desk drawer – even if it has a couple of blemishes and limps along at times.
Free the story!