It truly does feel like the never ending quest, to get to the bottom of a character, when, really, there is no bottom there. I know I have a ways to go, in order to better grasp my characters on a much deeper level and this post was a fantastic reminder for me to keep on digging...especially when I think I'm done.
Those last six words hit the jackpot question:
We think we're done, we want to be done, we talk ourselves into being done, but are we? Do we have to rely on gut instinct, or are there other, more analytical ways to determine if we're done?
I just answered this question via the last Art of Rewriting class lesson I posted this morning. I provided what I thought was a good answer, but then got to wondering what other writers think about the subject.
So the floor is officially open. Feel free to post your methods for determining when you're done done with a manuscript and I'll post the results in a week or two. If we combine our brains, we'll no doubt create a great list I'll be happy to circulate.
Thanks for your comment, Erin.
And to everyone, happy writing!