Eight years ago, I completed my first novel, "The Dance of Time". This is a
The Dance of Time is not about elephants. I just like this book marker.
70,000 word, literary fictive story that draws on themes of grief, forgiveness and personal renewal. Here I am nearly a decade later. It remains unpublished, and I am still revising it. I usually allow some time to pass before reading my revisions but even then I find my self making more changes. To complicate it, my friends who read the novel offer suggestions and I usually take their suggestions which means more revisions. So, here I am eight years later, no publisher or literary agent in sight and I'm still revising. So, here's my question to you, especially the writers and other creatives whose work requires making changes. When is it time to stop revising and move onto focus on writing another novel? In effect, should I love "The Dance of Time" as it is and leave it alone until the day when a publisher or literary agent approaches me and asks to read it, and then and only then make requested changes?