How to re-start an abandoned writing project

If you are like many other writers then you have to admit that you have so many writing projects stuck in your drawer, a number of unfinished stories saved up on your computer and probably different blogs that you’ve abandoned  all over the internet.

While this is not new to writers, there’s got to be something we can do to stop these abandoned projects from increasing. Nobody is going to read an uncompleted novel and neither would anybody pay for an e-book that has just two unfinished chapters.

Besides, whatever writing goal you set for yourself this year would never become a reality if you don’t finish what you start.

Here’s how to:

Don’t start anything new

Yeah we know this may be difficult especially if you are always getting blessed with fresh ideas. But how will you complete the ones you have stocked already if you keep writing new ones? If you think you don’t want to lose the new ideas coming, jot them in a book. This way you win both ways.

Assess all abandoned projects

The first thing you have to do is find all abandoned projects, in your drawer, desktop, laptop, journal, wherever it is you may have saved them . Once you have done this, the next thing you should do is check them out. Which one do you want to continue with? Which do you want to trash? You have to figure that out. There are some articles you’ve got to admit are going nowhere or probably don’t appeal to you anymore. What do you do with them?

Rather than keeping dead projects release yourself of the stress and trash them.

Focus on one project

So now that you’ve assessed all your unfinished work you need to pick one and start working on it. Don’t try to start writing all your abandoned projects all at once. You will end up where you came from. Instead, make one your priority, maybe the e-book you stopped working on or the blog you’ve abandoned and start working on it immediately.

Now that you’ve read this, we hope you get to work. Let us know how it goes.


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