Often I've asked published authors, How do you know when you're done? I usually get answers like, You just know or Trust your gut. They are well-intentioned answers, but not very helpful as my knowing gut told me I was done after about two drafts. However, my critique group and beta readers said I wasn't.
|Andreas Stavroupolos’s current abode‚Äîa 1959 Airstream travel trailer|
Have you finished a novel before? Was it like putting an octopus to bed? Did you know octopus have arms not tentacles?