I wrote 6,000 words on a novel.
It wasn’t working. I re-thought my character and went back to work.
I wrote 13,000 more words.
And I forced the conflict. My characters are not meshing. I didn’t give a damn about if they got together or not.They were damp carrots in a cold plot soup.
I decided to drop the whole thing.
It was difficult. I put a lot of time and energy into those words. A lot of lost sleep and cuddle time is in there.
The best thing is now that I’ve stopped what wasn’t working, the inspiration and excitement is back.
- How I Met Your Mother Can’t Stick the Landing (macleans.ca)