Okay, so today we’re keeping it real and talking about our abandoned mss. You know, the ones we start with the best of intentions and then desert somewhere between 15 and 30K.
Or am I the only one who does this? Gosh, I hope I’m not the only one…I mean, I based this post on the assumption that everyone is as much of a freak as I am….
Oh well, I guess it’s too late to end this now.
So, about those mss…
Why do we abandon them? Is it a fear thing? A planning thing? Or something else entirely?
For me, the answer is easy….fear.
I freak out over something stupid and let myself get stuck. Maybe I read a book with too similar a premise. Or maybe I get stuck over a structure issue. Or maybe I just lose faith.
Whatever it is, I have files of unfinished mss.
And this year…this is the year I am pulling them out. I may decide they were “practice” and nothing more. Or, I may find that there is something worth working on.
Whatever I figure out, one thing is certain…no more abandoned mss. At least, not if my CPs have anything to say about it 😉
So, tell me about your story….do you write and run, abandoning things before they’re done? Why? And please tell me I am not the only one who does this…