12 Signs It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Writing Project

Does this apply to a project that I’ve written, yet I dread the thought of editing it?

Meg Dowell Writes

1. You realize you haven’t been making the time to work on it because you really don’t want to anymore.

2. You’re working on something else you feel is more worth your time.

3. You feel overwhelmed by all the things you want to work on, but this isn’t one of them.

4. You’ve actually forgotten about it a few times. Oops.

5. You’ve been working on it so long that you’ve almost outgrown it.

6. Or you’ve just moved on.

7. You dread “having” to work on it.

8. The story no longer excites you — to the point you’re just writing it for the sake of saying you’ve written it.

9. You can see its flaws very clearly, but have no desire to fix them.

10. When you try to reread parts of it, you realize you don’t even enjoy doing that.

11. Thinking about letting it go…

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