Happy Halloween! I went to my party last week (my husband and I were Peeta and Katniss!) so it’s not a dress up day for me. My master plan is to hide in my bedroom with the lights all turned off and watch movies all night. I haven’t had trick or treaters the past two years in my apartment complex anyway, so I don’t feel bad at all about avoiding them.
So, I have eluded to my lack of productivity when it comes to editing my current WIP – Recovery. Well, the other day sitting at Starbucks with my friend, after writing the third introductory chapter, and then not having my notebook to reference for all of the information I spit out at the start of the book, I got a bit overwhelmed. I am just not feeling super confident in my story right now, and I think I need to take a break from it. I like the second half of it still, but I need to readjust so many things in the first half, and I don’t really know how to go about it all right now, or what I want to get out of this in general – I have it set up to lead into a second book, but I’m a bit fonder of the idea for the sequel than the first book.
Basically, I’m just all over the place with my feelings for this story right now. It’s my first WIP, and I don’t want to trash it (though that may be what needs to be done in the end) but I also can’t think of any solutions for the problems it has right now. I think I am going to move it to the back burner and start working on my idea for a stand alone novel Dearest Evangeline. Do you usually take a break from your WIP right after you finish it before editing?
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