Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Land of Misfit Stories
But kind of like those once loved toys, I can't seem to let my misfit stories go. I keep thinking that maybe I can make them work at a later date. Maybe I can resurrect some life into it. Maybe I'll actually one day meet a unicorn or find a pot of gold--a girl can dream, right?
I have this one contemporary romance that I've been working on literally for three years, off and on. I can't seem to shake the story from my mind. There are parts of it that are, I believe, rather brilliant while other parts that are just plain boring. But in short, it's not working and remains a misfit story.
Do you suffer from this same affliction with your projects? Can you let something go or do you keep beating yourself into submission until you get it right?