My WIP #1 has been taking a beating. I have shredded it, moved pieces around, changed names, changed plot points, and re-written every single chapter in it. It still has the same feel that it did before, I think, but it is NOT the creature I gave birth to almost a year ago.
I know it still needs work. That’s why I’m still editing.
But I do wonder… Does an author ever feel fully satisfied with their book? Do authors continue to grow as writers and then crave the ability to re-work previously finished and polished stories? Maybe they never feel like the last edit was good enough, so they never complete the book?
I’m just wondering, since I’m not sure I’ll ever be fully satisfied. I know myself well enough to know I’d never leave a book incomplete. (Unless it just wasn’t working at all as a story.) But will I ever be truly happy knowing the potential it might have with just one more draft? Eh. I don’t know.
Am I making sense? I need food. Maybe I’ll make more sense then. Off to dinner…
Song of the day: iTunes shuffle says… This Fire by Franz Ferdinand