What Happens When the Honeymoon Phase Ends?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that asks What Happens When the Honeymoon Phase Ends?

Meg Dowell Writes

I started writing a book in November 2018, as I usually do when November comes around. And per usual, December thundered in and the glorious piece of fiction that was my novel-in-progress suddenly looked anything but glorious.

The all-too-familiar thoughts came flooding back to me as I returned to the incomplete book after a few weeks off and began rereading what I’d written over those 30 hectic, fiction-filled days. Thoughts like:

Wow. This kind of sucks.

Like … this story isn’t actually perfect?

And I’m not having as much fun as I was in the beginning.

I still love my book, but wow, this relationship is going to take … work.


In relationships they call this the Honeymoon Phase. Everything is bright and fun and seemingly effortless. But that phase always comes to a close, almost as if you wake up one morning and realize, “Oh, hah. My relationship…

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