Letting Go
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PM Kester
April 2013
Contributor
Written by
PM Kester
April 2013

In June of 2012 I wrote a book that was very close to my heart. 

It was a story that was outlined the previous year and worked on via Nanowrimo 2011 but the story had been brewing for many years.  I knew these characters.  They spoke to me and I spoke  to them.  When I finished the book I was ecstatic and began the process of revisions and letting others read it. 

And then I discovered it was a typical first book.  Full of mistakes and the story just needed something more.  I put it aside in February and began to write something fun while still trying to revise book number one.  I would constantly make weekly goals and then monthly goals and then no goals.

Yes, as of April 1st I have officially tabled this project.

What does this mean?  Does it mean I don't love this book anymore.  Does it mean that it will wither and day.  Quite the contrary.  It hit me last month that to make this story better - I need to let it go.  I had held on to this story for so long that I never truly let it breathe. And I really need to find a way to give it a new life - thus I am taking a break from it.

I look forward to possibly coming back to my first book during the summer or during the fall.  As for now, I have a Science Fiction book that has flowed together perfectly.  I also have a picture book idea I'm working on during Campnanowrimo as well as multiple stickies full of book series ideas and outlines on my computer. 

I have plenty to do - I just needed to learn what I had to let go of.

For more writer musings visit:  pmkester.wordpress.com

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