Thank you October Co-Hosts:
Beverly Stowe McClure
When do you know your story is ready?
Is it done yet? How do you know? Whether you're writing a report, an article, short story, or novel, there comes a point when you realize "it's done". For me, it's a feeling I get like finally finding and placing that last piece in a puzzle. It clicks, and I realize my job of creating is done - for the moment. Everything is suddenly right in my story's world (or in my article, etc.) although right doesn't mean perfect. It means I accomplished most of what I started out to do and have meandered my way through all the roadblocks and detours I encountered along the way. My adrenaline high from riding out the crest of conflict begins to ebb, my breathing slows, and I think YES! This is the page I've been looking for - The End!
How do you know when your story is ready?