How do you know when to stop?
I sometimes get carried away with myself and push things too far -- humor, using too many similes, even ... well, pushing myself into an exhauted state that does nobody any good. The things is, it's hard to know how much is pushing the envelope, being all you can be, stepping out and being brave, and how much is totally stupid recklessness and flouting the rules just coz you can, and rushing where the angels wipe their shoes.
According to Stephen Pressfield "-- the more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it." Which says to me "When the going gets tough, the tough use machetes." (Hmmm --that could explain some of my more cutting humor. :-) To me that says when the world shoves, shove back. But how much and for how long?
I'm never sure how to draw the line, or how to get over the line, or how to drop just enough of the right line. Like at the mo. I'm re-re-re-editing. I think it makes my story better, but when... when am I done?
Anyone got any secrets to share? Do you know when to shout "Enough!"?