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Road Trip Wednesday #32: How Do You Know When a Project Will Work?

Welcome to our 32nd Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments!

This week's topic: How do you know when a project will work out, and when it won't?

Leila: Some stories have this buzzing, electric current...

Kaitlin: There's a point at which I sort of make my projects work out...

Emilia: Your idea brain is SO not putting out...

Lee: Good question...

Kirsten: But when the plot stalls out, and the holes are big enough to hurl a universe through...

Kate: My name is Kate, and I'm a quitter...

Michelle: The first book I ever started writing is still a work in progress for just that reason...

Kristin Jr: For me, there's almost a formula - a chemical reaction that occurs which lets me know that I've found The One...

Kristin: Welcome to my world of hardheadedness . . .

Amanda: What I think this question really boils down to is, how do you know when you are ready to commit to a project?...

Thanks to Remilda Graystone for the topic!

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Next Week's Topic: When/why did you start writing?
Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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  1. Tough question this week :) Here's my answer:

  2. It just feels right, and I can't stop obsessing about it.

  3. I like this question- can't wait to see what advice everyone else has to give. Here is mine and Pam's:

  4. Great question! But... your links are all wonky, making it hard to find the posts. Thought you'd wanna know. ;)

  5. Aha! Links are right on the names, but the post titles link to stuff from last week.

  6. Hoping that I didn't get too philosophical on this one. I agree that this week was tough.
    It takes a village to raise a novel!

    Here's mine...

  7. here's me

  8. Hm, I had to think about this for a while... and this is what I thought of:

  9. Here's mine:

    I'll try to get to everyone's by today.

  10. This really was a tough one! But really interesting to hear everyone's responses.

  11. Hard one this week, but good topic!


  12. Oh cripes, this was a toughie. But I did my best:

  13. So mine was a day late because I do a little something called mid week links on my page.

    But here is my take on the topic.

  14. Erinn, I can't comment on your blog for some reason.


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