You’re pouring over your original novel for the tenth time. You love it! Your mother loves it! Your friends ALL love it! But no one in the literary world wants it.
How long do you continue to spend time writing, editing, rewriting, and sweating blood over it?
When is it time to say enough and put it away forever?
There are hours, days, months of work it that baby. Can you let it go?
Is it even relevant anymore?
Sometimes there is a difference between a work we are truly called to write, and a work that we want to write. Do we understand that difference?
Maybe you simply wrote it for a chance to learn something in the writing process. Maybe to encourage yourself to keep writing. Maybe just because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
When is it time to say enough?