What’s the story behind your abandoned stories?
At the start of 2019, I wanted to write a family sitcom type of story. I had my main character and her family. But I didn’t really have a plot. I changed it constantly and re-wrote the first episode about ten times or more, until finally deciding on having her be a writer for an online magazine, and each chapter would be based on an article she had to write. The chapters would be stand-alone episodes, like in a sitcom, where that situation would be solved at the end of each chapter.
However, the MC was dull. Pretty much a Mary-Sue, but not even as ‘special’ as a Mary-Sue is supposed to be. Just an average, slightly quirky, boring girl. I couldn’t continue writing about someone who sparked… nothing.
I also had an idea to rewrite a story I wrote years ago that was set in 1895. But I wanted to combine in with another old story, and… it just got too complicated. So I ditched that idea, too.
Share your ideas, complaints, unused plot lines, and advice for people who have abandoned stories here!