I have a manuscript that I thought was ready for submitting.

Then I changed it.

Then I thought it was ready.

Then I changed it.

And so on, and so on.

It was in first person.
It was in third person.
It was an Adult.
It was a YA.
It was a Mid-Grade.
It is currently a Mid-Grade that I know is too advanced to be Mid-Grade...but would not be of interest to YA readers.

It was polished.
Then dissected.
Then polished.
Then re-written.


I'm mad.

As in crazy...not furious. Though I do feel fury.

Anybody else going through this?

I just don't know what to do any more.

Who else has a problematic manuscript they wish would self-destruct so they don't have to think about it?

PS: I hate Dubious Pickles.