The hard part about creating art can be knowing when to stop. I recently sent out my sample chapters to an editor friend who previously had not seen them. Bless him, he asked me some profound questions about my goals for my manuscript, but made very few suggestions. Thank goodness, he did not send me back to the keyboard. I know how hard it is for an editor to not revise.
I already knew that it was time for me to float the manuscript. It just takes courage to throw it on the publishing waters to find out if it will sail or sink.
It is important to get educated feedback on a manuscript before submitting it to an agent or a publisher. But at some point, the writer’s heart needs to take over and say, “Needs another revision” or “Send it out.”