Help is available. It is available from your friends and family (be discerning about when you need it and exactly what you need). It is available from most governments in the form of grants, workshops, artists in residence, conferences and so on. It is available online - both in the form of encouragement (IWSG anyone?) and in the form of ready information. We have a fabulous online community of people who will go to extraordinary measures to help writers in need. Help is available in book form - there are many books on self-editing and revising and many more chapters on revising in larger tomes on writing. You need only ask.
Sometimes that is hard for us creative types but when it comes to revising we need extra eyes, we need counsel, we need cool-hand Luke to weigh in. Asking is imperative. Developing a thick skin is imperative. "I would like you to look at my manuscript and tell me where the holes are." might be the ask. Sitting and listening to the opinions of others on your work is where the thicker skin comes in. Sometimes we'll get a no - 'no, I don't do that' - I've heard from many published writers and I get it. They are besieged with newbies begging for their eyes and if they say yes to one, an avalanche of requests could bury them.
Today's photo is of a camel in Nova Scotia begging me for a grainy biscuit.
When do you ask for help and where do you find it?