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91046, RE: No such thing as perfect
Posted by Erin_M_H, Sat Jun-30-12 04:59 PM
It can be complicated, yes, but I think over the years, she's probably seen more people who worked things to death than people who submitted things too early -- and given that she was editor at F&SF, that's saying something. I know your process is iterative, discovering the story, clearing away extraneous bits, looking to see what's still missing -- but that's vastly different from getting half a dozen different opinions and trying to rewrite to please everybody, especially the people who hate it.