This week’s topic is supposed to be about something I didn’t finish that I wish I had, or something like that. LOL! I’m amazingly anal about stuff and there isn’t much that I don’t finish once I start. In fact, only in the very recent past have I been able to put down a book I didn’t like without finishing reading it. You have to understand that is HUGE for me. I mean, I’d torture myself hating either the plot or the protagonist but I’d soldier on as I’m not a quitter. Insane, right? Well, I finally got over that.
As for something I haven’t finished, all I can offer is this story I started a long time ago and actually finished writing. I entered it in contests and got feedback. I changed chapter three to chapter one and made chapter one and two into chapter two. I still hate it. Chapter four and on are great- fantastic even (LOL). I just can’t seem to get that sucker to be charming and scintillating at the beginning. Some of the stuff could go, I think, but some of it is necessary. I can’t start the story at chapter four, though. It’s too far in for that. I had one crit partner tell me she would keep reading as it had her attention from the beginning, but I’m still in a meh state of mind with it.
So, there ya go, something that is finished but it isn’t. It’ll probably never see the light of day because although I know one of my publishers would take it, I can’t let that puppy out in the world with my name on it when I’m not happy with it.