Hey everyone, how are you?
I have been thinking long and hard, but I have decided that the short story that I started over a year ago (Virtual Reality) is not going to be completed.
The short story has sat unloved and unwritten for a long time now and after thinking about it, weighing up the pros and cons, I decided to stop writing it. This does not mean that I have given up on writing in general, just that specific short story. It has got to the point where I dread opening up my writing book/journal and word documents because I know that it is going to be there. It has got to the point where it is stopping me from moving forward as a writer. So, I am going to have to scrap it and move on. It is not a decision that I have taken lightly, as I really did like the idea when I started it, but it was just not meant to be.
I do have ideas for future short stories and I will always have the original of “Virtual Reality” one day it maybe completed but for the moment, I need to move on. I am currently focused on some non-fiction documents and getting published again. As well as trying to sort out my notes for a new PhD proposal. Which is something that I really need to get stuck into. As it is only a couple of months until the studentships start to become available again. And in an ideal world, I will have my proposal ready to go.
I am still writing the novel. But like everything else, until I am done with the non-fiction writing I cannot give it my full attention. But rather, attend to it every now and then and just keep going with it. I am still in love with the idea for the novel and am developing it in my head all the time, I just do not always get the time to spend on the document. I know that there will never be a perfect time for me to sit and write a novel, but I am going to make sure that it doesn’t get forgotten.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.