‘You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.’
I love Dr. Asimov. And seriously, what else are you going to do with the thing once it’s written? Might as well send it out as not, eh? We all know the stories of great books being rejected over and over and over, until finally they find their way to an editor who takes a chance on them.
Persist Persist Persist.
And if it’s not written yet, get busy. (I’m saying that as much to myself as anyone)