As writers, we tend to strive for perfection. I can’t send my query until it is absolutely perfect. I can’t show this story until it is flawless.
That puts a lot of pressure on our already-stressed-from-lack-of-sleep minds.
My advice: Relax!
Not saying that you shouldn’t make your story the best that it can be. You most certainly should do that. You must grow and stretch yourself with every draft.
But don’t stress about making it perfect.
Here’s the big secret: It will never be exactly perfect.
No matter how much you tweak it and polish it, someone somewhere will find something wrong with it.
Don’t believe me? Go to Amazon or Goodreads or any other book-selling website and read the reviews of your favorite book.
It will surprise you how much people loath what you find to be awesome. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a book on this planet that everyone will love.
So when you are feeling the pressure to achieve perfection, take a step back (and perhaps a deep breath) and focus on what you’re doing right. Plan how to make it better and don’t be discouraged.
Awesome and perfection are not the same thing. Write an awesome book, not a perfect one.