You're almost there. The finish line is so close you can see it. But your muscles are burning, your energy is flagging, and suddenly taking a break is the most important thought in your mind.
Do you push on? Or give in?
Writing a novel is a huge undertaking. Once the excitement of the brainstorming is gone, and you've written all the scenes that pop fully written into your head, you've officially come to the hard part. The part where you have to make yourself work.
Sure, there are some writers who happily tap out words day in and day out with no problem at all, but for most of us, there will come days when the pile of laundry looks more interesting than the next chapter.
So, in honor of writers who have hit a wall, here are some links to resources that might give you the energy you need to keep going.
22 Sam Horn shares nearly two dozen inspirational quotes to get your butt in the chair. Many of them are quotes I'd never heard before.
3 On Published & Profitable, Robert C. Parker lists three reasons why authors need help finishing their books, and what to do about it.
5 Write It Sideways boils down five reasons writers stop writing. Are you guilty of any of them?
12 Roger Parker comes up with twelve practical ways for writers to finish their books on time. Number two was my favorite.
8 Writing teacher Holly Lisle shares eight interesting ways to get to "the end".
4 And Writer's Digest boils finishing your novel into four simple steps.
If you want some more in-depth help to finish your book, here are two free courses to check out:
Timothy Hallinan's Finish Your Novel course
FinishYourNovel.com's Novelist's Bootcamp course
Have you ever been stuck? Are you stuck now? What techniques have you discovered to get yourself going again?