And it was necessary! The plot was not terribly unique, although the two protagonists were. Think they are worth saving in the long run and using in a book with a more original plot. But two good characters are not worth continuing in a plot that by the time it is finished and submitted, will be done to death.
The new one though...this one has legs, a good hook and several intriguing people already developing. Liking it pretty well so far.
Still, I was surprised at how easy it was letting my first baby go. I thought it would be more painful. After I put it a way awhile, went back and reread it, the problems were obvious and I pulled the plug rather easily!
How does it affect you all, as writers, when you have worked hard at a novel and have had to face the fact that it was not going to work? Do you get discouraged? Do you accept it as a learning process?
Or am I just a tramp? See a new stud on the horizon and just toss the old one aside like yesterday's salmon? Sorry baby, it was good while it lasted but the excitement is gone, LOL!