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I have been working on a story for an Anthology for a few weeks now. I hate it. It's not going well at all and the struggle is taking away from other projects I could (and should) be working on. I can't decide if its worth the continued fight to get it written or if it's time to just say enough and move on to something else. I have never not finished a story, whether good or bad. I always once started, pushed forward to the end, but then, all those bad stories do are sit in my computer collecting....cookies so to speak. I always think I will go back to them and fix them and make them into something usable, but I never do.
It feels as though I am giving up, quitting. I can hear this little voice in my head that says, once a quitter always a quitter and do you want to be one? The answer is no. Unequivocally, no. Its not in my make-up, and yet I have never wanted to chuck something out the window as I do this stupid story! It's haunting me for Pete's sake.
I thought that maybe if I just "put it to the side" for a few days that then I could come back to it fresh and be able to see my way through it. Let's be real though, if I put it aside, I'm never going back to it as that's just the kind of excuse that can get you in trouble. No, no, really, I'm just giving the story time to rest.....ten years later.
What are you thoughts? Do you chuck and run or do you stick with it to the bitter end?