It's crazy to add up all the hours that go into my short story revisions. And every time I go back to a story, I always see changes to make even if after every round of revision I think I'm actually done. It's never done, or so it seems. Time away from a piece can bring flaws to the surface that were once glossed over. Feedback from other writers can give direction. But to actually get something good enough to sell to a publication seems to take me months if not years. I juggle writing projects and have a few short stories at different levels of completion. And I do finish stories and submit. But I've found no way around to long and tiresome revision process. Whether it needs a complete rewrite, restructuring or fleshing things out more, there's always more work, no? And it's exhausting. I put everything I have into each story and often reach the point where I wonder if I've used up all my creativity and smarts. Each time I finish a story and all it's revisions I get this feeling like I'll never be able to do it again. It's crazy just how much you can do with twenty pages if you really work those twenty pages. So, how much love to you give your twenty-page stories? What does it take for you to feel happy with a short story and feel actually done? I know I can stop revising at anytime, but, for me, the story just isn't going to ever be right unless I truly give it everything I have and however long it takes. Dedication? Insanity? I've been a prolific short story writer for years. It seems like the better I get, the longer it takes. All this to keep my steady flow of rejections coming in... How are you other short story writers doing with your revision process?