I stumbled upon notes from the WIP I forced on my poor critique group my first few months with them and started re-reading. I knew the thing had some major problems, but couldn’t help falling back in love with some of the characters and the banter (these are a few of my faaaaavorite things…). And a little voice in the back of my head whispered, “You could fix this.”
But do I want to invest the time and energy in re-building the world, adjusting the plot, etc.? I have a great WIP that needs a finished second draft and at least three new shiny ideas poking at my brain.
When did you say “enough is enough” to your first “real” WIP? Or did it go the distance?