Do you guys ever get a sense that what you’re writing is the one? The one to get you an agent, the one to get you published? The one that gets you really excited because you know it’s going to be something special?
Of course, drafting “the one” is a little like finding a relationship in real life. The honeymoon passes and you realise that it needs a little work, it needs a little polishing, the feedback from beta readers isn’t as great as you expected and suddenly your wondering what you were even thinking by claiming it was the one in the first place!
Does anyone else go through a honeymoon period with their books? You come up with an amazing idea, you draft it and then suddenly, the real work begins and you’re trying to decide if you even like the manuscript enough to commit the work whilst the beginnings of an idea for a new book start in the back of your mind.
I totally cheat on the my half finished manuscripts by placing them aside and starting something new!
Anyone else feel this way? Or just me?