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need to let these ideas germinate for a while before putting pen to paper.
I have several novel ideas germinating in my brain at the moment and my current WIP is one that was germinating for quite a few years. Last year I decided it was about time to start the actual writing and I have been struggling with it for months now. I have all the characters and the plot fleshed out, but something just isn't working. I am having problems with the story world and the timeframe and have been trying to force myself to write anyway and becoming increasingly frustrated. I know that this particular story has the potential to be a really great novel and I want more than anything to get it written, but I think it is time to accept that I need to let it germinate a while longer yet and work on something else. Sometimes the solutions come to us when we stop focusing on them so hard.
Have you ever had to put a writing project aside to germinate for a while longer? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you.
I'm going to be away on holiday until 15th April, but I have scheduled all the posts for while I'm away. I will try and log in once a day to check everything is running smoothly and reply to as many comments as I can. If you leave a comment I will visit your blog when I return and reciprocate. Happy A to Z'ing.