Can A New Endeavor Mean Returning To An Old ONE?

Not sure if this “getting stuck” between projects happens to many writers, but tonight I decided to stop wasting time with the mind-juggle that is the constant concern/question over which of the gazillion projects I have in progress I should tackle next? I have finally D E C I D E D – I heeded the wise warning of Joyce Carol Oats in her Masterclass session, where she reminded me that writers get a very necessary (albeit brief) boost of energy and satisfaction from finishing a first draft.

And so, my stubborn fantasy YA novel, which will not desist anyway, despite months of being trapped and ┬áignored in a writing folder labeled “Pending Projects” – has been LIBERATED! My protagonist is now officially out and free to roam the blank pages of my word document–feeling unencumbered as I tap on the quiet keys of my laptop and carve her a path to a (hopefully) satisfying ending; one in which she will discover a new self and forfeit the crown she has coveted, to its rightful heir. A draft I will no doubt edit and revise and edit and revise and edit and revise and edit…