Blogathon, day 28. (And don't forget about my special offer which will launch Monday, June 30.)
Today's post will be a short one, but it's advice that many new writers need to hear. Forget perfect. It doesn't exist. Don't rewrite a story six, seven, eight times, trying to make it better. Your second (or, okay, third) version is most likely good enough--and "good enough" is almost always good enough for your editors and clients.
Save time, save aggravation, save wear and tear on your psyche. Forget perfect.
Your assignment: The third draft should be it. Don't rewrite past that point.
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