Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First Time Authors - into the abyss

I guess I wanted to ask how people who have written and been published felt when they sent their material "into the abyss". You write and write, but how do you know when you are finished - that it is right? That its good enough to be shown to others? I would appreciate some veiw points from those that have moved to the next step.

1 comment:

Siobhan Dunne said...

Hi Jess, I know what you mean about letting it go. This has worked for me; when you think its finished, wait a few days, revisit it, make any further ammendments then show it to some colleagues. It's also useful to show it to someone outside the library world so they can look at structure, grammar and see if the article 'flows'. Are you still in touch with your 'buddy' from Helen's workshops?