So following the helpful advice I received elsewhere, I went away, found the theme for this week's short story competition, and wrote a piece for it. Then I left it for a day or so, and then started editing it, mostly using tips I'd gained from the reviews and critiques in the workshop section. So far so good. Except when does editing become tinkering and stop adding value? I've discovered that if I leave 24 hours between writing and then looking at it again, I can view it with more critical eyes, but now I'm worried I am destroying it and that some of the errors which people (including me!) have picked up on in other people's work, have elevated themselves to being more important than they should be when trying to be critical of my own work. After all, something which makes one piece feel stilted can really set the tone in another - how do I know which it is?! What do other people think?