Yeah. It's summer. AND IT'S HOT. But that's not what this post is about. I'm talking about letting your manuscript cool down before you send it out into the world. Finish a draft. Put it away. Come back to it later. (Um. I returned to THE LOSER'S GUIDE three or four years after I'd written it, for example.)
No doubt you've received this advice before--but that's because it's truly excellent advice. I'm always way happier with the columns I set aside for a day than the ones I send off to the paper (THE DESERET NEWS) as soon as I'm finished.