It is peach season and I spent a little time bottling peaches this morning. Tomorrow will be peach and blueberry pies.
Don’t they look good?
Looks can be deceiving. These peaches are hard as rocks.
Writing can be like that too. Sometimes we have a story that looks ready. We think it’s planned out enough to start drafting, or we think it’s edited enough to send out. But when we bite into it we find it’s still green. Just as unripe fruit can cause indigestion our unfinished stories can turn readers off.
Before you take that big step, take the time to make sure the fruit of your labors is ripe and sweet and ready to be read.