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I've killed my darling.

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I recently had to abandon a project lately, it broke my heart as I have poured years into it. But when I looked back to earlier parts of it, I could see that my writing had evolved and progressed to the point where I was disgusted with how badly they were written. In the end, I found that it was unsalvageable and decided to set it aside and start fresh. I'll move onto the next project and revisit this one at a later date.

Its a good feeling though.


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  1. Stygian's Avatar
    One thing I would recommend prior to moving on, is to write down all the reasons you chose to bail. Should you choose to re-write the story from scratch, you'll have a checklist of pitfalls to avoid or rework. Good luck with your next project!
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