Truthfully, you probably don’t. If you are fortunate enough to have a publisher or agent waiting for that next great American novel, the letting go may be just a little easier. If you don’t have a publisher or agent giving you a deadline, give yourself one.
We write the first draft, we polish, second draft polish again . . . and on and on. By the time you have polished the third time, take a break away from it. Shove it into the farthest corner of your pc (or your mind) for at least a full two weeks- maybe more.
When you come back to it, look for credibility issues. Is your story believable? Does it have compelling storylines and interesting characters? Remember, the reader may…
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