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16 November 2012 @ 12:35 am
"i tried so hard and got so far but in the end it doesn't even matter"  
How do you carry on writing a story you don't feel passionate about any more? I wrote about a really good idea I had, one that I really felt like writing, one that I was determined to write. It went well for a while, I was writing regularly daily, I knew where it was all going, but now....

My characters are irritating me. One of the two main characters feels creepy and uncomfortable to me, and given that he's the love interest of the other, I don't feel right putting them together. The other main character? Feels overly naive, which yes she's supposed to be, but it's bordering on the point of complete stupidity.

I opened up the document this evening, and it actually felt like writing any more on it felt like a chore rather than something I wanted to do. It's not my writing I hate, but I am hating the story in itself - but it's nearly halfway complete, so to throw it all away feels wrong. I know some of you are writers on here, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice?
kirsdarke on November 16th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Fix it. You're the writer, you're in charge. Only throw it away if you really, truly feel that it's not salvageable. Don't have the characters do whatever is annoying you, and adjust the plot accordingly. If you really don't think it can be saved or can't think of a way to do it, than you may have to throw it out. Some stories just don't make it. But if you think there's a possibility it can be saved, than stick with it.

Hope that makes sense/is helpful.