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Date Thu Apr-19-12 12:45 PM
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Your writing abilities have surely come a long way. It must feel as if someone else wrote it.

One option is to start over with the parts of that idea you like. If you're an outliner, outline the project again. Start writing from chapter one again. Your improved abilities and experiences will help you write it better.

BUT... be sure you're ready.

I have a story just like this. I wrote it 15 years ago. Love the characters, love the idea, hate how I wrote it. Hate how I wrote the characters. They come off all wrong.

I do want to rewrite it, and I will someday. Just not now.

I've moved on to other writings. Short stories, other novels, I'm even trying my hand at a novella.

The biggest thing I'm going to tell you learn to walk away. Some projects need to be walked away from. Some are just scary but can be tackled.

Don't let yourself get so stressed out about this one project that you can't write.


"...time is getting away from me and I still don't have a single draft".

This isn't a race. There isn't a deadline where we have to be published or have 10 novels written.

Focus on the craft, on creation, and the rest will come.

If you want to try something different, take a look at the monthly challenges.

I hope I didn't ramble on, and that something here helped.

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What to do... [View all] , godpantsminus, Thu Apr-19-12 01:52 AM
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