I wonder, though, if everyone is actually able to get that book OUT.
Note the word "in. " My own struggles lead me to add the proviso, "but NOT everyone will get that book out."
"Genius is ninety nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration" (thank you, Thomas Edison) A lovely thought when applied to the writing of a book. Stamina alone (bar 1%) should get a long, sustained piece of art completed.
So, what about the small matter of:
*Impatience - Re-writing & polishing will take months and I will be going over the same characters again and again and am already feeling somewhat sick and tired of them.
*Lack of faith - Do I really want to invest so much time in a project that may well result in a bundle of paper that will sit gathering dust in a drawer?
*Unwillingness to move on to another project - I enjoy the tag "I'm working on my novel." Dumping it into the bin, even if that's the best place for it, will leave a hole in my life.
*Cold, naked fear - Does all this procrastination prove that I'm not up to writing a novel at all?
This sorry-for-herself, wanna be novelist, who should be working on her novel instead of taking part in a blog challenge, is looking for sympathy.
Any (encouraging) comments hugely welcome.