How Much Time to Leave an Article Draft?

I read a question asking how long to let a draft article sit before re-editing it. I don't think there is a hard and fast rule, but here is a general impression from my own work experience.

If I'm writing an article to sell, it is usually 500 to 1,200 words. So it is relatively short. Often, the temptation is to just get it done and up on the Constant-Content site for sale or out to the client if it's a private project. (Less editing time would also mean I make more money per hour, always a challenge.)

But more often than not, it's better to let the article sit overnight. It's much easier to spot obvious changes the next day. 

Sometimes, I let drafts sit for weeks or months. In editing, I might totally make a new article out of it or break it into two or more articles. 

There is no time limit except it is better, in most cases, to let it sit a few hours or a day or two. 

That being said, most of my blog posts are published right after crafting them. 

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