I have a dilemma.
My promptfest fic is turning out to be a) longer and b) harder to write than I expected it to be - the idea is solid, but making it work is proving tricky. Life is hectic - I do have time to write, but I'm also halfway through an original story that I want to get published which is taking up a lot of my time. I also have a lot of health problems atm, a stressful time in work, and lots of family problems.
I could finish something between now and the deadline, that isn't a problem, but it won't be the one I started and still want to finish.
a) Resign from the Promptfest
b) Carry on and hope I finish in time to get it beta'd
c) Write something shorter using the same prompt, apologise to my prompter, and finish the long fic when I have time to work on it properly
d) Something else - cookies may be involved. (Eating, not making.)
I don't think B is an option - right now I'm torn between A and C, leaning towards C but trying to be practical too. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to feel like I'm letting someone down and, if I want to make it as a writer, I need to stick to deadlines - but I also need to do what's best. Aargh! Sadface!