Keep Going, Or Trash It?

There is a point where a story just might not work. But what to do? 

Keep going? 

Or do you count your losses and make things simple? (Add anything else that may help with changing a story.) 

Some rewrite, some edit. There are arguments against each, good and bad. If you can make it work, then so be it. 

If the story get too complicated, you run the risk of muddling things up. Some can handle that type of writing, keeping up with twists and turns--they may expect it. Then there are those who may struggle. 

They might want you to do all the heavy lifting and give them every detail. 

It's hard to know what an audience wants, as they vary greatly. There are many people in this world. All walks of life, beliefs, etc. You want to try and cater to all of them. 

You may grow a niche audience, and then you will know what they want to read. Do a demographic, if possible. There are many tools out there with social media and such. 

There is always the problem where you might not be at that point in your writing yet to pull it off a certain kind of writing. You will have to work harder to accomplish this. Might burn out. Might learn the new way so it's easier next time. 

There are many ways to look at things. All depends on what you want to do. 

An amateur may stand at the precipice and say screw it and jump, but is that a wise idea? 

Maybe. But then it boils down to the question, is this what you want to do with your life? 

Do you scrap a story if it gets too daunting, or try to make it work no matter what. 

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Hope to see you there. 


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