Another great post by K.M. Allan.
This focuses on when you’ve completed revisions and re-writes. I often struggle with “in process” manuscripts and wonder whether to finish them if I’m not feeling that same passion for the story. I’ve been told it’s a natural part of the novel writing process.
If you’re a writer who has typed “The End” on a manuscript, you know it’s just the beginning.
There’s still the second draft. Endless edits. Incorporating beta feedback. Re-writing whole sections. Adding or dropping characters. At least five (or more) other drafts—and that’s before you look for agents, tackle the dreaded synopsis, or prepare to self-publish.
Working your way through all those processes will cost you hours, and at certain points, your sanity. You’ll feel as if you’ve been doing it so long you can’t even remember a time when you weren’t writing your WIP.
When you reach that point, it’s easy to miss that you have actually finished your MS. So here are the signs you’re ready to move onto a new manuscript, in case you didn’t already know…
You’re Characters Have Stopped Talking To You
And not in the way they’re no longer following your
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