Know When To Give Up On A Writing Project

Maybe you’ve spent hours rewriting and editing your short story, essay, poem, or novel. Perhaps you’re stuck on an ending or having trouble finding the right imagery. Or possibly you’ve sent out your writing submission and received nothing but rejections — again. At this point, you may find yourself at a crossroads: Should you keep trying, or give up on a piece that seems to be going nowhere? To guide you in making that decision, here’s a list of signs to help you know when to give up on a writing project.

When To Finally Give Up On A Writing Project

Giving up may seem counterintuitive: Writing is supposed to be hard, right? And we don’t recommend you immediately toss out your writing project the moment you get stuck or receive your first rejection.

If you’re struggling with your WIP (work in progress), set it aside and do something else…

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