When to Trash Your Novel

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How does a writer come to the conclusion that the a novel-in-progress needs to be ditched? Over at Lit Hub, Laura Dave reflects on the cathartic despair and relief of making the big decision:

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment I realized the novel was spinning away from me. After all, us writers are masters of convincing ourselves that we are getting a lot done.


Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →