You’ve worked too hard on this story to give up now. So say a prayer, read an inspirational Pinterest quote or two, and keep going.
It’s okay to take breaks. These are necessary sometimes when you don’t have a clear view of where your story is going, and you need to step back and brainstorm. But don’t take a break for too long, or you’ll start to doubt things too much.
It’s also okay to take a moment to laugh hysterically in your frustration. I think this is healthy, even. Just keep pushing through the difficult parts. Most of the time, you want to quit your novel when you feel like something isn’t working, when you feel like something in your story isn’t what it should be. Don’t give up when something’s not right; take a page out of Tim Gunn’s book.
You’ve come too far to quit now. You’re too close.
Just don’t give up.