One of my biggest problems as a writer has been over-enthusiasm with finished products. I don't finish stories too often, so when I do, it becomes a real event, and I can't wait to share it with everyone. However, when it comes to short stories, that usually means finishing the story in a couple days, giving it a few read-throughs, and sending it out to friends, family and message boards the day it's done. Although I'm rarely displeased with the final product several days later, it's always easier for me to step back after a few days and see what should be changed to improve it. I know that's not the right way to go about doing things. I'm wondering, how long does everyone here usually wait before sharing their work? And how long is a general rule of thumb? What benefit do you personally get out of playing the waiting game?