Every writer should give up on a book. Every writer should learn how to give up on a book. This is called “shelving” or “trunking” a novel–put something away becaues it just isn’t working.
The number one thing I see among aspiring writers who are struggling with the industry is those writers who aren’t willing to move on from a project–it holds them back and limits their growth.
I’m talking about why I think it’s an essential part of the writer’s journey, why you might want to shelve a book, and how shelving a book doesn’t have to be forever. Plus, I’m sharing my experiences shelving books.
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