I’m not sure I love this new book. I’m trying, but it’s a lot like forcing a too tight sweater over my head – strangling. The problem is I LOVE the concept and I’ve sat on it since last January, silently – and at times impatiently – waiting for my schedule to clear so I could work on it.
But now that I’ve spent a little time with it, I’m not sure we’re a match. Maybe, like that cute boy who looks more interesting than he actually is, this book was bound to disappoint.
The frustrating thing is that I don’t know what exactly isn’t exciting me – the voice, the plotting, the characters? Regardless, it feels off and I keep coming up with a million reasons to not work on it. Never a good sign.
So now I have to make a hard decision: Do I keep plugging away and hope that the relationship will get better, or do I set this book aside and free write for a while to either get my mojo back or find a new story?