Rewrites

There’s a funny thing about writing books. I think I could go on rewriting for the rest of my life. But there’s a point you have to put a fork in it and call it done. When is that point? I don’t know. When an editor says you have a deadline? Yeah, that would be intelligent – but I’m not sure it’s really the endpoint. Becuase after that the editor is going to come back and suggest more changes. When the book is published? Sounds good, but sometimes there are new versions, and rewrites. So I don’t know, which is true of most of what I know about writing. I think Angela Hunt said something like, “Know the rules, so you’ll know what you’re doing when you break them.” Now that makes sense to me.

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