The question of “done enough”

It’s hard to say when a story is “done enough.”

It probably depends on who’s involved.

If you have an editor and/or a publisher involved, it’s probably done enough when everyone agrees it’s ready.

If the story is just for you, it’s done enough when you’re done tinkering with it.

It’s when you’re self-publishing, I think, that the question of “done enough” starts to keep an author up at night. You know what they say:

Art is never finished; only abandoned.

When it comes down to it, the real question is “Is this done enough that I feel comfortable asking people a fair market price for it?”

And for self-pubbing indie authors who don’t have the budget to hire copy and line editors and are really just writing books because they love telling stories and want to share those stories with an audience without spending a fortune to do it, that can be a tough question to answer.

All of which is to say, I think I’ve got Siren: The Exile to a good place, a final – inasmuch as any story can be truly final – place, and it’ll be for sale in the Amazon kindle store before the end of June.

You can follow my instagram @leilaammartin for regular updates as I work on the cover design and creation, if you’re interested in that part of the self-pubbing process.

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