You will probably find that there are as many writing processes as there are writers. We all have different personalities, needs, time expectations, and goals. But, you will find a common thread among many writers: the book they never finished.
Some people quit because they lost faith in the project. Others because a new shiny idea came about and made the previous book seem boring and stupid in comparison. Still others just let other priorities get in the way.
I have the dream project I plan to start once I finish my current WIPs. Yes, I have two, a 25,000-word piece and a full-length novel that needs some serious revision. The dream project was my first idea, but it is so special to me that I have been putting it off until I feel like I can really do it right.
I mentioned the serious revision work my WIP novel needs. Thankfully, author Roz Morris has released her book Nail Your Novel as a free download. I downloaded a copy, and I plan to use it to guide my revisions.
Writers, share your story of the book you never finished. What stopped you? Will you ever pick it up again?