Where Writers Thrive and Stories Soar
Novels and memoirs are rough. Tough. They require diligence and creativity and abandon and discipline. They like to disobey the best of planning, fly off into their own spheres. If you're in the midsts of writing one, you know what I mean.
The best advice I can give is to hang on for the ride and finish the work. Without the words, there's nothing really to shape and edit.
But it's easy to give up. The premise doesn't sit right. The middle is a morass and swamp. The end is nowhere in sight. The character's goals are muddy, too small, too big. The day job is overwhelming. You think of packing it in. You're alone with the writing, and no one cares if you finish or not.
But still the novel is there waiting. You think of it. All. The. Time. You know the story matters. And you're the one to tell it.
That's where Novelitics Writers Collective comes in. We have monthly workshops and masterclasses, novel coaching and developmental editing, and WRITERS WELL, a vibrant community of novelists and memoirists.