I have recently discovered to my great relief that I am in good company when it comes to producing unfinished… works. Whether they could ever have been masterpieces I cannot say. I now know that many authors begin books and do not finish them. It is amazing the wealth of material lying dormant on authors’ files, or somewhere.
Fortunately things are not as bad as they seem. I have been advised never to destroy a half-finished work, for two reasons.
- Firstly, I might get the inspiration I need to finish them. Well, the determination, anyway.
- Secondly, I might be able to use parts of them in future works.
I have one book very near to completion, and I am determined that that one will be published this year. It needs on more revision by me and then off to an editor. After that it will go either to a publisher or direct to a self-publishing site. The others will probably be finished in the course of the next two or three years.
Look out for progress reports.