on Fiction University:
A lack of motivation is a vicious cycle—the less motivated we are, the worse we feel, which only kills our motivation further.
Like the rough draft of a novel, life doesn’t follow a carefully planned outline. Bad things happen. Circumstances change. Life gets overwhelming. At some point, you may realize that you’ve stopped writing. And the idea of getting started again looms over you like a sheer cliff that’s impossible to climb. How can you ever get motivated to finish that book?
Don’t worry. Every writer has been there, at one point or another. The writers who become successful are the ones who find a way to overcome obstacles and finish their novels. You can be successful too, and here’s how.