Yes, the sound of true writerly frustration, when you realize the book you've been working on is probably heading for the shelf.
I hate wasting time! And I feel like I have. I love Angie and Fish. I do. But. The books not doing it for me.
I think working on HOL and HOTM the last month has ruined me. HOL has a tight suspense plot, and HOTM has a meaty murder mystery. Next I'll be working on ABM, another "big" plot. Angie and Fish? Not so much. I enjoy the big stuff and I think that's why I'm just not feeling the love with Stay With Me right now. I have the synopsis, I can make the page count daily, but it's kinda like eating a Happy Meal burger when I want to be tearing into a thick juicy steak.
So I have two choices:
1) Keep going on SWM. Finish it before school starts.
2) Shelve it until a later time (maybe Christmas vacation?) and work on Chris's book, which is a big plot, and/or the non-Chandler County book, the first in a cold-case trilogy idea I have. It's a big plot, too.
I hate not finishing something I've started but I don't want to be frustrated later either.
So I have thinking to do. Great. Just wonderful. (Ignore me while I pout here a second.)
Pondering a promo contest too. More on that soon.