I’ve just finished looking over another redraft of my novel. I’m on the fourth redraft at the moment and I’m curious to know: when does redrafting stop being redrafting and start being nitpicking/over-perfectionism/denial-that-the-book-just-isn’t-good?
I’ve heard stories of writers rewriting a story as many as nine times before they’re satisfied but I’d like to hear how many you novel writers out here do? Or, think is a suitable number before realising that this novel can’t be fixed and you should work on a new one?
(By the way, I’ve decided to post on this website fortnightly, so I’m alternating new posts on As the CROWS feast and this blog every Sunday)