This got me thinking. Do you ever wonder if it's the same with published authors? Do they stay up late at nights running over all the different possibilities and directions they could have taken that story already out on shelves? Or do they FINALLY get to that point where the story is exactly how they want it to be? No one has written a perfect book, as writers we have our strengths and weaknesses and we always want to make sure we're making our weaknesses our strengths, but no book will ever be a clear picture of what we had in our heads. It'll always lack in some way. I've made peace with the fact that my story will not always match the idea in my head, but that doesn't mean I don't work hard to get it as close to it as possible. I know all writers, published and not, feel the same way. But I wonder if being published means you get it to the closest version of what you wanted versus non-pubbed. What do you guys think?