Okay, perhaps that was a bit severe, but I am thinking it IS possible. I have a story I've written, and I thought the first draft was...Okay.
Second draft--MUCH BETTER.
Third draft...PERFECTION! Hurrah! I'd written a fabulous story!
Then I sent it to a handful of trusted readers.
I'm currently on the SIXTH draft, and I think I'd rather change poopy diapers or clean toilets before I sit down and pull it up again. I'm sick of it. I'm too close to it.
So, the next question becomes, how long do I give it, before I look at it again? Because it must be looked at. I'm thisclose to being finished--and it is a "worth it" story, in my humble opinion.
Tick tock, tick tock...