The Many Works of Pat Hatt
This one is pretty easy this week. Or was it two weeks ago now? Bah. I admit I never even really gave it much thought before. It just was and I went with it, moving on to the next one. What is the IWSG question you ask? Easy peasy:
When do you know your story is ready?
Since I don’t think about it much, I would have to say when I have nothing else to write. Then I know the story is done. Now I always have sequel ideas, meaning there is always something to write. So maybe I know the story is ready when I hit the ending that I had from the beginning.
Then of course you have to go through editing and such. Always something to fix and maybe a plot hole or two to work out. So the story itself is ready when I hit my mark, the book itself isn’t ready until everything has been edited away.
Perfection will never come due. That I’ve realized easily. And who wants that anyway? But I get the best version out there I can and if I spot something or a reader spots something, fix it I will.
But the main thing is my mark, once I hit that it is ready. Then it is the window dressing and such, which must be done to make it fully ready. That was my long-winded spiel. So when do you know that your story is ready?
Enjoy life, forget the strife.