Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Not every story is worth publishing.

     I set out to write a Christmas story to share this year.  As I wrote, the story took on a life of its own.  When I was done, I reread it, made a couple of changes, reread again, and wasn’t sure if it was worth publishing.  I gave it to a couple of trusted readers.  They agreed.  I thought about revising it but there just isn’t enough time and I need to give that time to my family in this busy time of year.

     All this is to say, not everything that I or any author is worth publishing.  I could go ahead and make this story available, but I want to leave my readers with a great experience, not a mediocre one. For now this story is relegated to the recycle bin.

     Have you had experiences like this?  Have you started a project that just did not come out right?  I am not an advocate for quitting.  Quite the opposite.  But, I do know when it is time to move on.  I will get back to writing “Synchronized” right after Christmas.  I am excited with how that is progressing.  Perhaps, after the beginning of the year, I will share a chapter of that.  Stay tuned and don’t let the failures drag you down!