I hear myself saying those exact words to my kids all the time. My four and five year old are VERY compettitive and they don't quite get it that being done with something sooner does not make it better.
I was reminded exactly why this same rule applies to writing when I read Chip MacGregor's blog post today. If you haven't read it yet, take a moment to do so. It's a guest post by another agent at his agency, Amanda Luedeke.
I love how she states "This isn't a race, folks. There are no extra points for finishing first. But there are extra points for finishing with a publishable manuscript. Don't query until the ms is perfect. You'll save yourself a lot of heartache."
I know sometimes I get so excited about my work that I think it's ready after the first revision and I sneak some queries out there just to get a feel. But Chip's post is such a great reminder why that's not a good idea. Check out the full post!
A big, heartfelt welcome to my new followers! I'm SO glad you're here!
WriteOnCon was a great chat last night. If you missed it, be sure to check out the transcripts for some very positive info. You can find Chip MacGregor's blog as well as the WriteOnCon site to the right in my blogroll.
Tune in tomorrow for my Wednesday Weekly Bloggrs Unite Spotlight ..... Could be you in the spotlight!