A question for all the writers out there: how many abandoned works do you have lying around? As I'm waiting for more feedback from my betas and considering what I should write next, it occurs to me that I have several abandoned works waiting patiently for me to return.
I've talked about my high fantasy story on the blog before. It, along with the several offshoots it has, have been waiting for years since the idea of The Paladin came into my mind. I guess The Paladin just felt like a better novel, like something that could actually garner attention. Beyond that, though, I have several others and it's starting to bother me a little.
I have a children's story that came to me one day when I was waiting at a crime scene. Yeah, I had a lot of weird stuff happen when I was a new photographer. Point is, I was so excited about it that I actually wrote the first chapter on my phone. I love it and I think the concept is really cute, very simple, and I could knock the whole thing out in a month or two of writing. But there are other things begging for my attention!
I have two screenplays I wrote in college that I've wanted to adapt into a novel. One's more of a series of short stories that never really found and ending, but the other is a long drama filled with mystery and suspense. Oh, and let's not forget that on top of all that, I still have that fan fic I swore I'd finish. I mean, I feel really silly even admitting that I have one, but there are people that are still messaging me asking if I'll finish it. I feel really obligated. But that fan fic isn't going to get me any closer to financial security and a life of writing for a living. So what do I do?
How about you guys? What have you abandoned that you swear you'll get to some day?
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.