I’m at the point with last years NaNoWriMo novel where it sucks, sucks big time and I want to quit. I want to say screw it and trunk the story and move onto the next project that I want to work on. I want to finish it though. I know it’s not nearly good enough to be published. The protagonist has no real character, there’s not enough threat to him really. I’d need to do massive rewrites to do that, including rewriting the beginning, again, and I really don’t want to do that.
I want to finish it. I want to write an ending. I want to tie loose ends up and set some things up for if I do ever write the next book from this universe. Finishing is something I’m really bad at. I get stuck or I loose interest for what I’m working on and I give up and move onto something else. I want to break pass that issue I have. I want to be able to finish something whether it’s good or bad because there are lessons there. Lessons that I haven’t learnt much of yet because I haven’t finished much yet.
I just need to learn how to push through these hard parts of the process.
I’ve all but had two weeks off from working on this novel and I need to get my arse into gear and get cracking on it. Yesterday I deleted around 6000 words from the story, that’s pretty much all of the work I’ve put into it over the last few weeks. I need to find the hook of where to take the characters and give my protagonist something to get his teeth stuck into.
That is what I’m going to do now; I’ve got a few hours to get some work done and I want to be on the path that’s going to lead me to the end of the story by the time I shut my desktop off for the day.