You will be surprised at how many similarities there are between relationship heartbreak and shelving a half-finished draft.
Splitting up with the love of your life can be upsetting and leave you feeling crushed.
Stopping work on a draft novel because you can’t take it any further or because it’s a big pile of literary wrongs can also be distressing. Trust me – this can also leave you feeling shattered and miserable!
If you think about how much time we spend with our draft novels, its similar to being in a relationship. Thrown into this are all the emotions that go with writing a novel. So, when a draft novel doesn’t work out and we are forced to walk away, it can feel like the end of a relationship.
Here are those similarities: