Sunday, August 17, 2008

How Do You Know?

How do you know when a manuscript is ready to go out? Is it ever really ready? What I've found is that I think it's ready, then somebody wants to see it, and then I don't think it's ready anymore. So I look and look and look. I revise. I edit. I drive myself crazy. Sometime I have to let it go and see what happens. It has to be out of my hands. But I think I'll wait to send it so I can look it over when I don't have a headache anymore. It may look totally different then. What is the record for the world's longest headache anyway?

1 comment:

  1. Probably not quite as long as I can sit on a manuscript waiting for it to be, quite magically, ready.

    I brought nutmeg oil back from a little hole in the wall healer in Penang, Malaysia, for my son who gets wicked headaches. Absolutely pure. Big bottle. Then my son told me that nutmeg is the new LSD.

    Who knew?