I can’t quite get up the gumption to finish this big project of a novel I have going on. I read it through, and made some notes, and even made a Post-it storyboard of scenes. There are definitely some changes I want to make, and some I’m not sure about. But what I’m really doing is putting off the challenge of sitting down to edit/rewrite the last half.
I believed in it enough to write 240+ pages of it. Hell, I believed in it enough to switch careers and am now contemplating an even bigger life change. But the project itself is stymied, and partly because I’m wondering if it is worth all this effort and time.
I know the answer to that one is yes, somehow it is worth it. (Even if all it does is teach me that I’m an inescabably bad writer.) And I was okay with that back in those golden days of yore when I actually enjoyed working on it. Have you ever gotten stuck on a project? How do you get excited about it again?