One of the best things about self-publishing is the freedom it gives you to go back into your book and tweak it, change it, improve it, amend it, and oh boy, do I take advantage of that!
I enjoy revisiting my stories and tweaking them, polishing them, hopefully improving them so new readers might have a better experience of them. Perhaps I should leave well alone, but I doubt I could if I tried. Just recently I came across a poem that almost shouted at me from the computer screen. It could have been written for one of my characters and I simply had to go back to my very first story and do a bit of rewriting in the light of that poem. There’s always room for improvement and I'm convinced an author’s work is never really finished. But should it be?
Authors often refer to their books as their babies, and, as all mothers know, your child continues to be your 'baby' throughout his or her life. Are our stories that much different? I’d love to know if others find it easy to bid goodbye to their projects once they’ve hit those magic words: Publish my book.