Another month has passed, which means it's time for another IWSG post.
The brainchild of the always supportive Alex J. Cavanaugh, the group's purpose is to share and encourage. A place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.
Now for October's IWSG question:
When do you know your story is ready?
I can answer this question with three words: I don't know.
From the first draft to beta-readers, there is never a point when I can say a story is ready. There is only I hope it's ready. At some point I have to let go and trust it will be good enough. I wish I could have answered this month's question with something more insightful or profound, though I suspect I'm not the only one who will answer the question in this way. As always, I'm curious as to how or when you decide a story is ready.
While I've got your attention focused on IWSG, did you know they've announced their second anthology competition?
This year's chosen genre is fantasy, and the theme Hero Lost. The competition is open to any member of the group, so start sharpening those pencils! Full details can be found here.
You can read the 2015 winning entries in Parallels, Felix Was Here.
That's it for this month's IWSG post. Time to visit some fellow members.