When is the right time to submit?

Eagerness to submit and get published may prevent one from getting the piece right first. A fault of mine in submitting, which may still slip me up from time to time, is submitting before the piece is ripe.

I’ve learnt something from this which I would like to tell others about. That the best time to submit is not immediately after you’ve edited something.

If you’ve edited an article and it looks right, it may not look right in a week’s time. Giving the piece time enables one to see the piece afresh and iron out any more flaws. If the piece needs another edit, do so, but wait before sending it. Wait for a week or month. Then check the piece again. If by then one doesn’t have to revise the piece, then submit.


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