I've lived with them for so long now.
The characters in my novel. It's going to be a full two years in March since I started writing it. I'm on draft 6 now, but have hit so many large brick walls that I'm starting to wonder if I should just shelf it for awhile and move on to another story?
And the issues this manuscript has caused me so far. A big part of the drama from last year had to do with it. A couple of editors who made promises but did nothing but take my money. A local publisher who did nothing but make empty promises. And two online publishers who did nothing but make empty promises. 3 artists who agreed to do my cover art and I saw nothing from them.
Makes me wonder if it's still worth it? I'm at the point where my novel doesn't inspire me anymore, it just seems like a tired mass of words now. I think it might be time to put it aside for a few months and work on something new.
Yes? No? Maybe?