Before I say anything, I want to say that I have not given up on my serial-killing teacher story. I have not worked on it for a long time, though.
Anyway….a week or so ago, a couple of friends and I were chatting about blog entries and my serial-killing teacher story came up. As we were talking, I found myself laughing my gut out as I talked about some of the killings in the story and just how funny the story is, in general. They asked me why I haven’t finished it if I enjoyed writing it so much–and because they said they would actually read it.
I had no real answer for them beyond the simple fact that I just haven’t gone back to it since I wrote the original draft. It needs a lot of cleaning up; I did a lot of things in the story just because I needed the word count for NaNoWriMo and because some friends wanted me to include them in my story. But it shouldn’t be too terribly complex to revise it because the essence of the story is there and it’s actually pretty good, if I do say so myself. Of the handful of people of have read at least parts of it, they have also agreed that it’s good.
I know that it’s at least funny even if it isn’t any good!
Even if I never publish the story, i do think that it is important for me to finish the story. I honestly and truly did have a lot of fun writing it and I continue to have a lot of fun talking about it. Serial killing is NOT a funny topic, but if ARSENIC AND OLD LACE can make it comedic, I don’t see why I can’t give it a shot!
So my point here is that I am going to go back and work on it this summer and see what happens with it. I think it’s important for all of us to finish something we start–that we enjoy working on!!