Hello! Today I’m blogging about starting over. A couple weeks ago I had to ditch 37k words in my current WIP and start over. I had been struggling with inspiration and motivation in this one for months, but kept pushing on until I finally stalled out. Lost my story.
Normally I know when I’ve gone wrong with a plot turn or character, and could go back and delete and rewrite to get back on track. This time I was stumped. So, I opted for starting over. I kept the opening scene because I knew that was where the story began, and soon found where I went wrong. Now, I am excited about writing this one and feel renewed and rejuvenated.
Has this ever happened to you? How do you know when/if your story has gone off track? Or are you one of those lucky plotters (I’m a pantser) who never writes themselves into a corner?
Thanks for visiting me today and I hope to hear your ‘starting over’ stories.
Have a great day!
2006 Golden Heart Finalist