Lately, I've been battling with the novel I started during National Novel Writing Month last year, Half A Brother (the main word being STARTED... I made it to 50,000 but it's a stand alone fantasy and has to be waaaaay longer than that).
I'm stuck in a writing rut. Don't get me wrong, I love the story and the characters, but recently I can't get anything to click like it should, like it would if I'd done more planning before writing it.
So far as a writer, I've been one that won't let go of something once I've started it. It's been difficult for me to decide, but I know that I need to let go of Half a Brother for a little while... tearing it apart in frustration isn't doing either of us any good.
As soon as I made the conscious decision to move on, I was flooded with new ideas. It's been SO LONG since that's happened. You may call it a coincidence, but for me it reaffirms the part of me that wants to smother the book to death to just LET. IT. GO.
It's actually kind of sad to think about how this has been weighing me down lately, but I am excited to get back into edits of The Quiet Calling (and maybe start something new). Because TQC is THE ONE. I've known it since I started it. And Half a Brother hasn't lived up to that yet, no matter how much I want it to.
So, has anyone else faced a decision like this, or am I the only one that holds on to things a little too tightly?