If only us parents had $100 for each time our kids speak these words.
Often, I ask myself this same question about my manuscripts. Knowing a piece is ready doesn’t come easily to me, and I see that I’m not alone. The gals over at “Adventures in Children’s Publishing” have written a great post about how to know when you’re querying too soon.
After lots of reading about synopses at Miss Snark, I spent yesterday preparing a one-pager. Is it ready? No, not by a long shot. How will I know when it’s ready? Good question. Anyone out there with great advice?
Another helpful post I found was where Charlie Jane Anders wrote about 4 danger signs to search for prior to sending off your novel.
There’s a sensible pattern here. Write, cool, revise. Cool some more, revise some more, then repeat as necessary. I can handle that.
NOW are we almost there yet?