My mom is a wise woman. During our chat yesterday, I was relaying some industry news and bemoaning the fact that I'm too busy to act on it. Here's how it went down:
Me: (griping about my busyness)...and a friend just sent me information about a new agent who'd be perfect for me, but I have so much going on right now...
Mom: Don't you have a book you could send without having to work on it? You've been at this a while.
Me: Well, I guess... but every time I open those older books, I see stuff I could change... because ya know, with every book I've written I've gotten better and...
Mom: At some point you need to stop changing them and just send them out.
That's not verbatim, but that's the gist.
I'm still not going to do send out a submission right now - but that's because the Point 2 I talked about has begun and life's about to get a little strange. But I do see my mom's point. I need to get off my ass, quit frittering around with the tweaking, and just keep sending stuff out.
Cuz Mom said so. ;o)