In a recent article, I argued in favour of ongoing revision, likening the process to adding extra coats of paints. However, there comes a point where a novelist must decide to stop revising and send out their work. As a writer friend once said to me, “The more you tinker with it, the more you have to tinker with.” But when does that completion point occur?
A difficult question without a definite answer. I would imagine the point comes when the writer senses their work is ready.