IWSG - October
So this month's question is: When do you know your story is ready?
This isn't a brilliant question for me, because I've never finished a novel. I've been working on one for a good couple of years now, but because of my hectic work schedule it's still in the early stages.
Still, I've written plenty of short stories and pieces of flash fiction, and I suppose I know when one of my stories are ready when I can't do anything else to it to make it better. It's hard to explain; I just kind of know, and that's when it's done. However, there are plenty of pieces that I've thought were finished, then gone back to months later and done more work on. It's a difficult question!
So this month I'm quite insecure because I want to take part in three separate things (WEP's Halloween blog hop, Spooktoberfest and the IWSG anthology contest) and so far I haven't done much work on the stories I want to write. I've done a lot of planning for my story for the anthology contest, but that's it. I wanted to have so much more done at this point, but work has been crazy and the last thing you want to do after a 12 hour shift is sit down and write.
However, I'm cutting my hours down at work soon, so once that happens I'll be able to throw myself back into my writing. I'll have to work hard to finish these stories, but I'm determined to do it! I have this weekend off work, so I'm going to use it to get these stories sorted.