I borrowed my post title from the song by The Charlatans. There are times we all need to let go of emotional involvement–when the same things are said, the same struggles spin round and round without resolution. I’ve come to the realization my current manuscript and I need a break. To see other people. I have a feeling it won’t be a forever thing–it’s never truly over with a first love, but I need some space. It will be good for the both of us. So aside from getting it ready for the Golden Heart, I’m calling it off. I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo for the first time ever, and beginning November 1st, I’ll be starting my new story! A whirlwind affair! No baggage!!
Then, I’ll come crawling back, hopefully with fresh insights and a new perspective.
So when did you know it was time to let go of a story or other creative endeavor…or anything else? Did it hurt?