Working has officially sucked away all my creative juices. I’ve been training for a new job for the past two weeks. It is intensive and boring. I don’t have the energy or time to write and I haven’t once thought about my w.i.p. In fact, I think it’s pretty much dead at this point. Too much time has passed since I fiddled with it, plus I had a dream about my character being a big ol’ pansy, so I’m thinking I need to start fresh. Finding the time to start fresh is going to be difficult, with two blogs and reading submissions. And kids . . . . yikes.
When do you know whether or not to abandon your characters and hop on another train? We’ve all heard the saying that more people start novels than finish them, so does that mean we should always stick with it? Should we follow through until our imaginary peeps get their happily ever after?
I want to know what you guys think. Have you ever given up on a project because of time constraints or personal obligations? When is it appropriate to start fresh? And, if you have set a project aside to start a new one, do you plan to go back to it later?