Letting go of what isn't working

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.

I’m onto my next project. There will be four Flames novels. The four original guys in Second Chance Romance. Kip Turner, Kyle McLachlan, Corey Porter and Doug Black.

The best thing is now that I’ve stopped what wasn’t working, the inspiration and excitement is back.

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2 responses to “Letting go of what isn't working

  1. laura

    I just finished reading second chance romance and I LOVED it! Couldn’t put it down and looking forward to reading the other books in the series,though I’ll miss Kip and Mandy as main characters. Can’t complain about Corey though: )

    • asraidevin

      Thanks Laura. Kip and Mandy factor heavily in Complications Over Coffee. And I have a short story as well to release at some point. Be sure to follow me on twitter, facebook or sign up for my newsletter.

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