I've got a conference coming up in a few weeks (in the UK!!! So! Psyched!) and I spent the entire day re-reading WIP3.
It's good. It's actually good.
I know I have edits to do. I have to add some setting depth and flesh out some details. And do a line edit or 20. But the plot is solid and the characters fairly rock. There's even like a theme!
Still, I know I'm not done yet.
But it set me to wondering, how do you know?
In the finite sciences, there are answers. This is right. That is wrong. There is one way (or at most, a few) of doing things. In the subjective world, there's no such thing. It's all in your gut.
Does he like me?
Did I do the right thing?
Will this work out for the best?
Is this book good?
It's all guesswork. We can never know for sure. That's the scary thing.
That's the beauty. It could be good. It could be great. It could be as close to perfect as humanly possible.
But you'd never know.
Short and sweet. That's what's on my mind this Monday.
How do you know when you're ready?