Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The One That Got Away

Oh, YA Highway. Must you go there??? Sigh. Here's this week's Road Trip Wednesday:
What book is your 'one that got away?'

Do I even have to answer this? If you've been around my blog a time or two, you already know the answer.

My poor, poor Daze and Knights.

Even though I've shelved it, my brain doesn't want to let it die. I often find myself thinking of the manuscript, the characters, the plot. I wonder what of my two different versions I would keep and what I would cut if I rewrote it again. I think about self-pubbing, but then slap myself in the brain because I would never self-pub a book I'm so unsure over. I always thought Daze was 'the one.' Turns out I was wrong, but I still can't shake it.

So, I guess Daze isn't the 'one that got away' since it still hasn't left me. Or, it got away, but for some strange reason, I can't stop chasing it.

This is what I SHOULD be doing! If only Daze was a killer bunny.


  1. Extra points for the Monthy Python reference :)

  2. Yeah, I suppose most of us have shelved/not-so-shelved works...I prefer to think of them as books waiting for the right time and place.

  3. I know what you mean, Melanie. I have been sitting on my first completed manuscript for months and am completely unsure of it. I think it's good to sit on it for a while if you don't believe in it 100%. Who knows where it will end up...? Thanks for sharing.

    Muffins and Metaphors

  4. I know exactly what you mean. I had one of those, but luckily, it was early enough in my writing that it didn't take much looking to figure out what was wrong with it. Then I rewrote it, and it just keeps getting bigger...

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