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Why I Quit Writing My Novel

Public diary entry written on 3/14/22

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After spending two months straight working on a book, burnout had your girl in a headlock. I started to hate my story. I woke up royally annoyed that I “had” to work on it every day. My heart was screaming in my ear that I needed space from this project. So, I decided to take a break from working on it.




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Nia Simone McLeod

Nia Simone McLeod

Freelance writer covering pop culture, creativity, race + other fun stuff | she/her | Subscribe to my newsletter: https://ohwrite.substack.com/welcome

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