It's a scary thing to put your work out there, and the temptation is to delay it as long as you can. I've been at the point with my manuscripts where I keep looking for typos, tweaking and tweaking, adding lines in and taking lines out, just to put off calling it finished. No creative work is ever "finished" to the point where it can't improve, but there does come a point where you have to accept that it's as good as it's going to get. At that point, I have to force myself to put the manuscript down or close the document file, and prepare to send it out into the world. That first envelope I seal to mail off to publishers, that first email I click "send" to forward to a publisher, that button you click on Amazon.com to publish my ebook, is always a moment that makes me pause and think, "Did I do enough? Could it be better? Is it ready?"
How about you? Have you ever had that moment of uncertainty about whether your work is good enough? How did you handle it? Have you ever sent out work and later decide it wasn't ready, after all? Let me know in the comments.And be sure to check out the other members of the Insecure Writers Group!