Hi all - I have been working on competition entry - the brief is 500 words, so as you know that is a bit tight. my original rambling draft was nearly 700 and after a lot of pruning and tidying up I got it down to 499. Job done, you would think. But no, that 499 word, almost-finished, draft has been revisited and tweaked so many times I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever submit it by deadline date. I haven't changed much, in fact my wife often doesn't even notice any changes at all between drafts. I do the oft advised thing of leaving it for a day or so, then re-reading, and always manage to find a word, sometimes two, or perhaps even just a comma that needs changing. Does anyone ever reach a point where they are 100% happy with their work, or do I have to submit in time for meeting the deadline and trust that I have done all I can?