Wednesday, May 1, 2013
IWSG: May, 2013
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the blog reader....it's that time again. Yes, the A to Z Blogging Challenge may be over, but the blog hoppin' ain't through yet! It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time to ruminate on things that give us, as writers, the heeby jeebies.
Yes, it's time once again for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post!
Hosted by our Ninja Captain, the Blogfather himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the IWSG is a little thing we like to do to talk though some of the things that just don't sit right with those of us who like to.....write.
This month I'd like to just touch on something that's been nagging me for a while now.
It's my work in progress....I'm not sure if it's worth my time to even work on, anymore. It came about as my NaNoWriMo project for 2011 and has been sitting ever since.
I have gone back and tweaked it here and there....doing some editing and revising...which it still needs quite a bit more of, no doubt. It also needs an ending.
And that's where my problem comes in....I'm not sure how to end it. Also, ending it means I need to read the whole thing over again, but when I try to do that I'm just shaking my head in realizing just how much work the whole thing really needs. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the story and really like the concept, but I'm just not sure it's viable anymore.
Now, is that a sign that I should move on to something else....or that I should really slog through and just get it done?
I guess my insecurity is stemming from my questioning whether my work is good enough. Is it worth the time to work on something I think might not be that great, or do I go in and try to polish it up, so I can wrap it up with a nice, neat, bow?
I forget who said it, but there's a quote that goes something to the effect of 'writers don't only write...but they finish what they write'....to which I agree with....for the most part.
Then again, I just have to ask myself if it's worth finishing for any other reason then finishing what I start....