Last week, I wrote about how I had changed my NaNoWriMo novel and how excited I was to write it. I’d actually written the scene that I’d had in my head for months as a short story for my writing workshop. I absolutely adored the characters and the emotion that was coming through in the writing. It was everything I wanted the story to be.
Then I went back to the beginning. And, I realized, the story just wasn’t ready to be written. It wasn’t a matter of me being too lazy or uninspired. The story just wasn’t ready. I tried to force it for a few days but then I decided, you know what? I love this story too much to butcher it because it’s not ready.
So I put it away. I have a notebook that I’m writing character notes and plot ideas and everything else in. I still have that scene I wrote for class that I love and I know that eventually, this story is going to come out of the closet and hopefully I can do it justice.
Until then, I am rewriting my MG.