Maintaining focus for the duration of a novel is a lot like running a long distance. If you think you can, you can. A painter friend once told me that when they worked on a piece for over a month, boredom would set in. How did I stick with writing the same novel for two or three years?
The word compulsion leapt to mind. I’ve since distilled where that answer came from.Continue reading “On Writing to the Last Chapter”