Welcome to another Insecure Writer's Support Group hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, co-hosts and his team of lovely helpers.
IWSG Monthly Question: When do you know your story is ready?
That answer is different for everyone. For me it depends on the book, story or work. There just comes a point when everything that needs to be done is finished. At that point you have to decide whether you will stop nitpicking your work to death and move unto the submission or publishing process. You have to decide to stop. Sure there might be other avenues that could be explored. But is it relevant to the book or the potential readers? If it is not then it's your own selfish desire to never part with this creation you have made. If you want to keep a story for yourself to tweak around with then fine. However that piece of work is not suitable for serious publishing.
So at the end of the day the answer is different for each person. If you want to be a serious writer you have to put what your book needs ahead of a lot of things you might want that is not relevant to the story. This goes for all types of writing. Do you know when to end your story? Thanks for coming and God Bless.