The Value of the Unpublished Novel

I need you to understand something very important.

You are allowed to write.

Time spent writing is valuable in an of itself if you enjoy it or enjoy the skills or insights gained.

Even if it is never published.

Even if no one else ever reads it.

Stop feeling that pressure to monetize or publish everything you write.

Practice novels are the some of the best novelist’s most valuable tools, without ever having been submitted for publication.

Remember this. Repeat it daily if you need to.

You are allowed to write
for the sake of writing,
for the sake of practice,
for the sake of fun,
for the sake of yourself.

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