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Date Thu Apr-19-12 06:42 AM
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Start by setting the project aside and go work on another one.

I had a similar project that I started in high school and went years on it, trying to make it work. I'd get stuck at the same point, go off and work on short stories for a while, come back, and still get stuck again. Then one day, someone offered to be a cowriter (we later broke up). I thought about it and realized that I needed to at least set the novel aside for the time being if I wanted to finish a novel. So I set aside the old story with the promise to return to it later.

So I finished the new novel, and when I did, I understood why I could never get the other story to work. Childhood to adulthood is a big change -- I was no longer the person who started that story. I'd grown out of it.

Some stories are not meant to be finished. Especially, if they're bogging you down and keeping you from making progress.

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What to do... [View all] , godpantsminus, Thu Apr-19-12 02:52 AM
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