Tag Archives: done

How Do You Know When Your Manuscript Is Complete?

21 Jul

Editing Red Ink PenAs anyone who’s ever undertaken a creative endeavor knows—from drawing a picture or writing a poem to writing a corporate creed or even painting a room—the idea of being finished is highly subjective.

Technically, you could tinker with it forever. However, at some point it’s up to you to stop and say, “Yes, this is it. It’s done.”

In today’s digital world, that’s less of an issue. You can always edit a site, tweak your status, or repost a picture.

But with some things, like printed books, the result is a physical object that will be out there in the world, unchangeable.

That terrifying fact recently prompted me to ask some writer friends:

How do you know when your manuscript is complete?

Here are some of the answers I received:  Continue reading

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To-Do To Done

20 Mar

Home To Do SuppliesThere has never been a home owner who has said,

“Now everything here is done… forever!”

There have been and are and always will be more projects to tackle. Come to think of it, same goes for parenting…

But at least with the home projects, I’ve found a solution that (dare I say it?) is genius.

Here are 10 easy steps for taking that house list from to-do to DONE:

  1. Plan a weekend getaway. See? Genius. Stay with me here… Continue reading