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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#16 by Rebecca Henderson
» 27 Apr 2017, 22:03

Is it a sign of a procrastinating writer as well to have unfinished novels? I'm embarrassed to admit that I've got a few that need some good attention, but I tend to start new writing projects and then get focused on them for a bit before I move on to the next idea.

I haven't yet found a way to just focus on one and see it through to the end. I find it hard these days to find enough time to spend on my works and when I do . . . I don't have writer's block. I have revision block.
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#17 by Vivian Paschal
» 09 Jun 2017, 12:02

They are all over the place. Sometimes I get stuck on the very first chapter. Sometimes, I get halfway and dump it. Sometimes, I finish but choose to start again for improvement purposes, and never finish. My mum keeps asking if I've finished any. I have finished a few, but that's if you define finishing as just being done with writing but with a lot of editing to do.
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#18 by rhiza021
» 15 Jun 2017, 05:45

I do have some unfinished stories. I want to continue them but I find it hard to continue or finishing up a story rather than starting a new one.
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#19 by emersendarco
» 02 Jul 2017, 21:51

I have plenty of these. Some I add to when I get a random thought. For the the most part I move on and create a new story, the rest remain unfinished. My first story took three years and 1,060 pages. Since then, I story hop. I try to change then genre but I also end up back at action romance or thriller romance.
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#20 by TrishaAnn92
» 03 Jul 2017, 09:32

I have several. One connected to the story that I am determined to finish (I am in the middle of a rewrite), and several others that I am keeping quiet about because I intend to see them finished as well. They all circulate in some way around Romance and I seem to keep falling into the Paranormal scene. I do have one that falls into the Dystopian scene and I plan to work on that one once I am finished with the current series I am writing.

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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#21 by DDunstock
» 05 Jul 2017, 07:14

Rebeccaej wrote:I'm halfway through my second draft, and I'm kinda loosing steam...

I feel you. I'm 5 chapters into my first novel and losing that spark I had when I started writing it ... love/hate relationship with my work processor right now.
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Post Number:#22 by Mashell Chapeyama
» 06 Jul 2017, 01:01

O! Yaa, I have a number of unfinished books at different stages of development. Most of these seem complete but they need editing and thorough revision. I am confident they may be published but the issue of poor payment for books in my country has disheartened me. I find more solace in writing articles and material online.
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Post Number:#23 by hlc85
» 07 Aug 2017, 01:28

I have a number of unfinished works, waiting to be completed. Like toys on a shelf, these works were abandoned because real life got in the way. I try to write everyday, but I can not seem to focus long enough to make noticeable dents. My life goal is finish just one piece of literature.
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#24 by Leximillion
» 11 Aug 2017, 14:20

I have a few, two unfinished from high school and a few from failed NaNoWriMo attempts. I just became uninspired for some reason. :/
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#25 by Femisam
» 13 Aug 2017, 04:54

Wow! Reading the comments in this section gives me the courage to go back to the series of novels that i have not finished. Knowing that i am not alone in this is quite encouraging. So i think i will have to get back to them and finish them one after the other. The issue with me is that writing may get really boring especially when i am lost of ideas.
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Re: Unfinished Novels?

Post Number:#26 by BoyLazy
» 30 Sep 2017, 09:24

I will be having it soon. I'll come back and post about it here 😇
Be lazy..
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