Acknowledging Failure And Letting Go
Three years ago, I started writing a book that was a germ of an idea in my head. The first draft wrote itself practically. It was a skinny book at less than 150 pages. All my research said novels need to be over 200 pages. So, I went back, added backstory, expanded on some sections and the result was a tidy novel. Except it looked the way it was written. Impulsive, patched up and juvenile.
I put it away for a few months. Months turned into years and today it hit me that the story will never get polished and written. So, I decided to acknowledge failure and let it go. As a way of letting it go, I published it on Wattpad warts and all.
It truly feels liberating!
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The best thing about writing is wandering aimlessly and we always keep learning as the first step is taken. This is courage for seeking the weak spots. More power Laksh,
a huge step and so powerful. some things are done only for the sake of it and the lesson and not for any other reason
I guess thats very writer’s dilemma. I have written quite a few and yet to be published. The feeling that its “not good enough” haunts me. Letting it go aint easy
Finished reading it. I liked the flow. The accounts from each character came through as being really heartfelt
Thank you for taking the time to do it. I really appreciate it.
Yes … Good flow in the story.
Congratulations, Lakshmi! I read a couple of chapters and definitely looking at reading more. Meanwhile, have you considered sending your manuscript to somehting like http://thewriteplace.in/get_published ?
To submit I will need to revise and edit and somehow I can’t find it in me to do that.