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Saying Goodbye to That WIP: When it’s Okay to Give Up on a Writing Project – by Anne R. Allen…

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Saying goodbye to that WIP can be bittersweet.

I’ve recently had discussions with several writers who have been pondering saying goodbye to that WIP they’ve been laboring at for years.

All of them wanted to move on for different reasons. All of their reasons were valid.

Unfortunately, the writers felt it was wrong to let go. They had to battle all the messages writers see daily. You know, the ones that say, “never give up”, “you can’t fail unless you quit”, “quitting is for losers”, etc.

Here’s the thing: there are times when we need to accept that a particular book is not going to work, and our energy will be better spent on something new.

Writers need to look beyond one book to the big picture of a career

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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