Around this time last year, I was happily working on a manuscript when I came up with what I thought was an even better one. I immediately went to work on the new idea.
Now, I’ve pulled the first manuscript back out and am revisiting it, going over the plot and characters once more. With each new project, I become a better writer. At least, I’d like to think so. I’ve learned from past mistakes. I guess it’s why I’m going over this story so carefully before I start hammering out the words again. I’ve already noticed there are parts that have to go. And, with fresh eyes, I’ve come up with more ideas and twists.
Have you ever ditched one manuscript in favor of another? Have you ever gone back to the older manuscript with the intention of finishing it, or did you decid to trunk it forever and move on?