If you read this title, and you’re not an author, then you might be raising your eyebrows in question, or thinking that this sounds unfortunate. But, if you are a writer, then I’m sure that you understand, and I thank you for that; we writers need one another, definitely.
I’m writing this as an apology letter to you, dear readers. Today, I’ve decided to share with everyone one of the troubles I’ve been having concerning writing for the past few months. I’m sure that some of you are familiar with my story The Legend of Juliet, and before I can ramble on, I’m going to come out and say it:
I can’t write this story anymore.
I really am very sorry, but I’m afraid that there’s no other way to say it. Ever since I first released it in April 2013, I have been having issues with this story, and not wanting to write it – issues that I have tried to get over, but that have not vanished. I’ve debated on whether or not to push myself to finish it, but if there’s anything I’ve learned about writing in my life it is that a story an author has to push themselves to write never ends up being a good story; they weren’t lying when they said that if you end up hating your story, then it will show in your writing.
And that is the odd thing – I have learned that I can hate my work! Not because it’s badly written, or because the idea isn’t good, but just because I don’t like it, and my heart doesn’t linger in it. Writers are human, just like everybody else, and I think that here I’ve learned something valuable about my work, and that what I’ve learned will make me a better writer. I’ve made a mistake, but that is okay. My heart hasn’t really been in this story, and it’s therefore been taking time from other stories that I truly care about – now that time can be put towards caring for those stories, instead.
So, I apologize again, to this story and to you, dear readers. Unfortunately, I will not be finishing The Legend of Juliet. I will in fact be taking Part One off of the market this week. I am putting this story behind me, learning from my mistakes, and moving on.