Away with this manuscript??

Should I or should I not give up on this old manuscript? It seems each time I touch it to edit, I end up changing some scene or other so drastically that it not only makes the rest of the MS read silly, but it gives me new ideas for new beginnings. The ending I want so badly nothing touches it [lol].

I question this often, but it does me no good. One reason is that I can’t seem to stop creating something without finishing it. I had it finished once upon a time, then an editor of a publishing house told me I needed to delete the first 5 chapters and strengthen my heroine and hero [who she thought was stronger than the heroine, but not strong enough.] Ever since then I’ve been re-working the thing and losing hope that it will ever be finished, and still I can’t give up.

Well, back to the planning, re-writing, and re-writing of my first novel.

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About lprobinson64

I have been writing short stories for 25 years and am now working on my first novel. Besides writing, I love to read a great variety of genres with crime/mystery/fantasy being at the top. Dean Koontz is my favorite author, but there are so many more I can't list them all. I also like to crochet, sew, and do many kinds of crafts. Being a retired school teacher sure helps me find the time for all my favorite activities. Can't understand why people don't like retirement. It is a good time to follow a new dream.
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