One of the problems with being a writer is that the editing process holds infinite potential. I still look at the book I self-published several years ago and think about things I would change to make it better. (Realistically, I do want to go back and fix a bunch of typos at some point, but I’m talking about editing content.)
I’ve reached that point with my latest work — I want to publish now, not just continue to edit. At some point, it has to be “good enough,” and I have to acknowledge that when I look back at it years from now, I’ll think, “I could have done that better.”
(Sage typed that last paragraph. I’m sure that in years to come she’ll look back and think, “Yeah, too many b’s in the middle there.”)
Right now, my issue with one of my upcoming books is the cover. I know what I want, but I’m not convinced I can get it, and I’m impatient. I may have to decide to settle.
(Take a lesson, George Lucas.)