by Meredith Cole
Yes. Doesn't every writer? Perhaps there are a few very prolific writers, who never wrote on spec, who finished every single thing they started. And got it all published. But I imagine they are few and far between.
Writing and trying new, brave things is part of a writer's job. Stay too safe and predictable and your book will end up dull. But brave new things don't always work. Especially when you're a newbie.
There's a quote that quite a few graduation speakers have been bringing out a lot this month, but I think it also applies here: