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