It's a New Year. A time to make changes, finish things you've wanted to do.
Here's a new thought--it's a time to let go.
Most of us--not all, but most--have that one story. The one that is there, in the back of their minds, while they write other stories, the one you can't help but pick at, and can't seem to get right. Usually, these stories intimidate the hell out of us, or we're so close, we can't let go enough to write.
Mine is an epic fantasy. One of the first things I ever started writing, and I played with it for years. I still have it. All 6k. Because, ya know, I never got past 6k. Even though I knew what should happen.
Eventually, I let it go. I wrote something else. And something after that. And every time I finish a story, I think about that epic. And I wonder if I should pull it back out.
And I don't.
Sometimes, it's time to let go. Sometimes, it's not. But when you've been fighting with the same story, and you aren't making progress...maybe it's time to let go. Walk away and write a new project.
It's a new year. It's a good time for it.
Q4U: Do you have a project like that? And what are you working on this shiny new year? :)