Our manuscripts are always ready. Sometimes they are ready for us to work on them some more. Sometimes they are ready for a month-long nap in a drawer to take a break from us. Sometimes they are ready for us to stop obsessing and relineating and to send them to try their luck with real life readers.
Sometimes the trouble is that we, the poets, have difficulties recognizing when our manuscripts are ready or not. I believe there are several signs we can look for...[ KEEP READING]