How can I motivate myself to finish writing a novel?

 By doing whatever you do to motivate yourself to do all the many things you don’t really want to do but must, including but not limited to:
  1. Putting it aside for a while and then returning to it, reading it, and realizing it’s better than you thought and deserves to be finished.
  2. Figuring out what’s wrong with it that your mind can’t grapple with. What kink in the plot was wrong all along that needs to be fixed so you can finish it and wrap up all loose ends. This is the big one, the one that many writers find is the problem because all stories point to the end and sometimes they fall apart and simply can’t be finished until something is changed.
  3. Meditating because it kind of frees your mind to think it through to the end.
  4. Having a friend read it and tell you to finish it so they’ll know how it ends.

One response to “How can I motivate myself to finish writing a novel?”

  1. Great ideas! Thank you. 🙂

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