Is the Novel Ever Done?

The answer, of course, is a resounding no. Even if (when) it's published, you're bound to find a few regrets (lame words, funky sentences). I spent yesterday with the wonderful Jessica Morrell at her Final Edit Workshop in Portland, attempting to minimize the future bruising from kicking my own ass. The woman is a boiling cauldron of writing knowledge; the information just bubbles and sputters out of her. You can find out more about her work and where she'll be, at her website, The Writing Life. If you haven't had the chance to take a class from Jessica, or can't make a scheduled conference presentation, check out her book,Between the Lines: The Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing. Tons of helpful information.

The cover looks like this: