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Letting Go of Your Work

Letting GoI just finished the third (and final) draft of my latest work – a 24k novella that mixes Faery elements with post-global warming San Francisco. It was fun to write – as I’ve mentioned before, it’s the first time I’ve sat down and plotted out – from start to finish – an entire work. And then (pretty much) followed my outline.

But now I’m at the end.

As I look it over, I’m fairly satisfied.

But then I think… is the language ok? Do I need to research the mythology a little more? Is the dialogue good?

All these little doubts come up in my head.

But, practically speaking, you have to let go sometime.

So my questions today – how many drafts do you usually do for your work? How do you know when it’s time to let go? And how do you actually DO it?

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