Dear writer friends,
I need your advice.
Please be honest.
But can you also be encouraging?
I’m frustrated. And I’m confused about what I should do.
I want to write a novel. I want to care about it and love it and be proud of it.
I don’t want to be frustrated or bored with it.
And I really don’t want to be thinking about something else when I’m trying to write it.
My problem is – I started working on a novel last year and now have a totally different idea in my mind that I’ve started to put down onto the page. And I’m so excited about the story, the characters, and the scenes I have imagined. The project I started before has been sitting stagnant for months. I really do mean months.
So, writer friends, is it okay for me to abandon a project before it is even near finished? I was excited about it, and still think it is a worthy piece of fiction, but I’m not excited at all anymore. Is it good practice to set it aside for something else?
Or should I work my tail off to finish novel one and then go on to novel two? Even though all I can think about it novel two….
I look forward to any advice you can give.
Most Affectionately (and distractedly),