How do you know when you’re done with a scene? A chapter? The whole gosh darn novel?
I’ve been editing the THE UNCOMMON ONE (Book 1) for the umpteenth time. I finally got some great feedback from a contest (of which they received an older version). While a lot of the mistakes they noticed had already been corrected (pat on the back), there was a major flaw I didn’t catch: a lot of talking and not much movement/action. The best feedback was the judges thought the story was unique (yea!) and wished me luck on the revisions.
So as I go through my book, I noticed I had improved chapter by chapter (more showing, less telling). I hope it’s just the beginning that needs work, but I’m still going through it scene by scene.
My problem? Every time I re-read something I think I fixed, I always find something else. I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied! Is that common?