Aaaaaah I am that ouro bouros snake that munches its own butt! Every time I whip out the old w.i.p., I start to think ‘oh, but I should add this, and move this, and I need to clarify this, and this character isn’t the same as when they were going to do this, dude, where’s my mood?’
And repeat repeat repeat.
I just want to be able to say “draft one is finished”.
I guess what I’m asking is– is it a legitimate writer-thing to say “ok, enough’s enough for now” even if I can still see flaws?
There is a lot wrong with my story, but what I really feel like doing is getting it done, letting it sit for a couple of weeks, going to town on all the edits I can personally think of, then sending it off to some readers. That sound about right?
I mean technically I could just dick around with this thing non-stop for years, but I might be reaching the limits of what I can perceive and fix without some actual feedback.
Anyone else got themselves caught in this loop before? How did you get out?