Sometimes you just need to stop…

So, when my hand issues allowed it and when I was able to work without distractions, I was writing the next book in the Unseen Things series, which would likely be the last book in the series, at least for quite some time.  Not because the content would bring the series to a definitive conclusion, but because I just don’t have anything more I feel like I want to cover in it, and that’s the problem with the book I’m currently working on.  I started it because I had a few ideas for things I wanted to do with it, but then I came to realize that while I was happy with one particular storyline, I felt like the rest of it all felt forced, and I was having a hard time even getting myself to write any of it.  As such, I believe I need to just stop.

So, here’s what I mean by stopping.  I mean I’m going to go back through this book from the beginning, and I’m going to remove and replace everything I’m, not happy with that doesn’t relate to the main story arc that I actually am happy with.  I’ve deleted and replaced whole scenes before, but I’ve never shit-canned this amount of writing.  It kills me to do it, but I’d rather dump it all and replace it with story elements that would be something I’d be proud to have out there, rather than putting out something that just feels forced, and isn’t really working.  My mistake was not ending the series with Aftermath.  To be honest, I should have just ended it there.  Hell, maybe I actually will.  I don’t know.  I’ll just have to see how things work out.  Maybe I’ll take some time off from this one to write another standalone book, and then revisit it after.

Anyway, that’s it for now.  I’ll post again when I have things figured out.