How to Tell if You Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New – Janice Hardy…

on Fiction University:

Not all novels need to be written. Is yours one of them?

Right after my third novel was published (2011), I hit a bad patch of writing. My muse went on vacation, every sentence I typed was a battle, and writing became a chore I dreaded. Although it felt like giving up, I shifted my writing focus to nonfiction until telling stories became fun again. Eventually it did, but it took years.

I wrote a lot of so-so novels during that time. Every single one was based on an idea I loved, but they needed a lot of revising and overhauling to make them work, and I wasn’t sure if revising them yet again was a good idea or not.

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One thought on “How to Tell if You Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New – Janice Hardy…

  1. I gave up on a project a few years ago that I’m just getting back to. I was too enamored with some of the prose, and couldn’t find a plot. After a lot of chopping and just thinking over coffee, the project looks even better to me now than it did when I first started it.

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