Wednesday, December 22, 2010

M. Writer's cramp

I have always found that I love the writing that I do and I generally enjoy reading what I write. However, I am finding myself falling out of love with just about every word I wrote in a WIP lately. At this point the only thought that I am having is that I want to scrap the whole thing and start over. 

I would call it a mental and emotional writer's cramp, my hands don't hurt, but I can't go forward until I step away, rub away the unwanted writing, and come back rejuvenated.

The plot was decent, the characters needed work, the description was poor at best, and I really can’t stand it.

I think that the story needs to be told though it is a really uplifting and fun fantasy type Middle Grade novel.

Have any of you ever scrapped a story? Have you ever been disgusted with a story that you rewrote it? I guess that I am still developing and learning about myself, so I don’t know if this is a normal stage of the insanity that is writing.


  1. I have never scrapped anything altogether, but I am currently completely re-writing my first novel, so I don't think there's anything wrong with that, or at least I hope there isn't.

  2. Stuff gets stuck on the hard drive, sometimes. No need to delete it from the world. And, yes, I've started over from scratch. Actually, I have a novel or two I want to completely start over, with the earlier draft just as a sort of guideline -- though I might cannibalize myself as I go along.

  3. It is nice to know that I am not alone on this one.