final

A story is never done for me—not really—so sending this book back to my editor is so final. It's not that I expect it to be perfect [I have major respect for imperfection], I just like the evolution of it. I like knowing that it always has the potential to be more than it is. Now, like a vampire, it's stuck this way for the rest of its life—beautiful or not. And when I consider the trade-offs [like people actually reading it, and maybe even liking it], I think I'm okay with it. Besides, there's always the next book in the series to obsess over. In fact, I think I'll start on that now...