At the end of 2015, we met for coffee and chatted, as we often do, about our works in progress.
Despite our hours of toil and the encouragement we’ve received to get our fiction out into the world, neither of us has finished our projects or submitted them. Why? We weren’t sure.
But we did wonder if shifting our attitudes from perfecting to submitting might change the way we approached our work.
So here we go. 2016 has begun. The year of submission. We’re determined to use submission as a prod to do the work and get it out there. And at the same time, we’re going to document the questions we have and the things we learn along the way.
Week 1, 2016: Jenny printed a copy of this article and brought it with her when we met for coffee–leading to a discussion about perfection and whether male and female writers have differing perspectives on when their work is ready.