Finished? Maybe, maybe not

I just can’t shake the feeling that I’m not done with the book I finished today. I’ve revisited it several times, adding little bits here and there and I still have the feeling that it’s just not done, that I’m forgetting something really important.

I want to read it, but I sort of don’t, because I’m afraid of what I’ll find.

On the other hand, I do want to read the book I’m about to get back to, the one I left off at 13,146 words in the middle of a major action scene, meaning it should be easy to pick back up.

I’m debating the wisdom of reading the unfinished book first, and then the finished one, so I can have a bit of distance. Then again, what’s distance really good for when you’re just looking to see if the story is satisfying?

And why doesn’t it feel done? What does it need from me at this point … besides another 10,000 words that I’d rather not write on a book I already know isn’t going to sell? This was a book written for me, and it’s supposed to at least make me happy.

… a few minutes later …

I added another little bit to the book. Now it feels more complete. I’m still not exactly happy but it’s better.

Anyway, I closed the document so I wouldn’t be tempted to touch it again until I’ve read it. We’ll see now what I think after I read the thing. :)