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I'm kind of excited but also kind of sad this week.
Why, you ask?
Well, this week marks the LAST week of the A Little Bit Cupid Tour that has been going on. YAY!!
In fact, today I'm over at Autumn Review sharing my TOP TEN Fun Facts about my book. :-)
Come on over!
(That's the exciting part)
The sad part is that I've been trying to work on a new book of mine for a good chunk of last year and part of this year and although it's been moving forward and I'm on chapter 8...I feel I must abandon this story.
Yes, this is completely painful to say.
I've been struggling with this for awhile.
I mean, how do you really know when to call it quits or just put your big girl panties on and push yourself to move forward?
I don't think there is a right answer.
But here are some reasons why I'm calling it quits on this story despite the amount of progress I've made:
- This book is NOT under contract to write.
- Everyday I open up this story I actually dread working on it. It's no fun.
- Although there is nothing "technically" wrong with this book, it's not ME. My voice isn't there. There barely is any humor or fun banter--things my books normally have in them.
- I'm not "feeling" this book or the characters and as a result I feel readers will pick up on it as well.
It's hard to walk away, because it's not something I normally do and part of me will always feel as if I failed. Failure is hard to accept even if it's for the right reasons.
So I'm a little down, but part of me feels as if a HUGE weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
I so need to work on something fun and lighthearted and I actually have two ideas I'm toying with. Going to plot a little today and see if I can sketch an outline by the end of the week and we'll see what happens. :)
So that's my little crisis. You would think writing would get easier with time!
How about you?
If you're a writer, have you ever abandoned a project for the reasons I mentioned?
If you're not a writer, have you been watching American Idol? What do you think of the contestants this year?