Honestly, there is a lot of writing advice out there that seem really good at amplifying a writer's own doubts.
We've all read the piles of 'things you should do before you submit' and 'here's what you need to look for when editing'...but no matter how much editing and revising is done, it's not enough.
The post I read today basically sums up to say, "It's still not good enough." And now I am sitting here wondering, really?? After all this, it's still not good enough? When is it ever going to be at that point then?
It feels endless.
And, while it's irking me the way a pebble in my boot would, I choose to not let it dissuade me from my goals to start querying by the end of January. Which, is much later than I intended to start as I have been constantly editing and going off of various feedback, comments, advice. This time, I choose to trust my own instincts and my writing and take this story into its next chapter - publication!
'Mark My Words' - 2015 - it's going to happen!
**I would love to hear your experience with the mountain of *at times* contradictory writing advice. How do you choose which is right for you?