Why You Haven’t Touched Your ‘Passion Project’ In 17 Years

Meg Dowell Writes

Or a decade. Or six months. You get the idea.

At first, it was the best idea you swore you’d ever come up with. You could picture it all in your mind — every step, every way it could go right. Even a few ways it could all fall apart.

But still. You couldn’t let it go. You knew this was the idea that was going to kickstart your dream career.

Until your passion project became the thing you dreaded. And started avoiding. And eventually dropped altogether.

What happened? How did the flame of excitement go out?

Here are a few possible reasons you keep putting off your work — even if you’re still convinced this is The Project that’s going to change everything.

You’re scared it won’t take off

Every writer — OK, every writer I’ve ever heard discuss the topic on a personal level — is afraid of…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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