I'm not freaking letting Effulgent Corruption die.
This happened last year about this same time. I finished a book (Lacrymosa) for Sanderson's class. I wrote another one super fast over the summer (Harbinger). I was pumped so I started a third (Ringforger). And then it died.
History is repeating itself (Replace Lacrymosa with Where Gods and Mortals Dance and Harbinger with Paradise Seekers). Ringforger is so low on the list now it doesn't even have its own folder in dropbox. It's just, "Misc ideas" now. I got about 5k words in and dropped it. Just couldn't get into it.
I'm having the same problem with EC. THIS IS BAD.
The weird part is both Ringforger and Effulgent Corruption are plotted out enough that I could easily write them if I took the time. There's just some brain roadblock keeping me from wanting to write like a freak maniac and put out 5-10k a day on these puppies.
I'm fairly certain this is what writers block is.
However, I am the kind of person to learn from my mistakes, because I'm a discovery writer and that makes me a superior life-form. So, unlike the poorly dismantled Ringforger, Effulgent Corruption will live on and I will write it even if it kills me.
Especially since it's probably the coolest book I've written. If we are gauging it in 100% raw cool quantities. Yes, that exists. I'm an author. I'm allowed to do crap like that.
I'm going to write every day until this book is done. Commitment, set, match. 1,000 word daily minimum. It'll happen.
(...please work) :P