Novels are long, laborious affairs. It can take anywhere from a few high-energy months to ten plodding years to write one. In that span of time, you might be dragged down in the swell of plot difficulties, tantalizing new novel ideas, and doldrums that threaten to bring you to a halt.
This is a dilemma many authors face, and the key is to remember: Even a rough but completed novel is better than an incomplete brilliant one, so press on to the finish line. Here are some top tips to help you persevere.
Every novel begins life as an idea…
Jennifer Ryan is the author of National Bestseller THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR and THE KITCHEN FRONT.