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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Blogathon, Day 28: Forget Perfect

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.