How do we know we’re writing the book we’re meant to write? I went to a writer’s conference this past weekend, and I happened to mention to someone I have been working on a particular story for almost 10 years. Luckily, their eyeballs were securely attached otherwise they’d have bounced right into my coffee.
It’s not that I haven’t written anything else, mind you. But it’s that I haven’t given up on this one. Has anyone heard of the term ‘under the bed book’? It’s that story that you struggle writing and can’t seem to finish or untangle and it finally gets shelved, or shot, or drowned in the neighbor’s pool.