by gum, you better have critique partners
I think the title says it all.
You want more?
You can’t catch every typo, every slip of the syntax. And believe me, when you’ve worked on a manuscript for a year, you can’t see the forest for the trees.
Most of all, everyone else’s brain doesn’t work like yours.
Character motivation has to be universal. So does the emotion a scent will evoke, the weight a certain word will carry. Every one of us is living a unique life.
Writing is about capturing the experiences we share.