Last year I had a great idea for a novel. I wrote 20.000 words for NaNoWriMo and then... the story stalled.

I just didn't know how the story would continue. I tried a lot of things to find my way back.

I wrote more character letters, I wrote scenes for further on in the book, so I could write towards them, I added characters and I thought of a great twist that I later abandoned again. To no avail.

This is a bit of a curse of being a discovery writer: having such a good start and then not knowing where to go next.

I just don't know where the story wants to go.

So today I add my novel's folder to my archive folder so it can sleep there for a bit while I work on editing some short stories.

I don't know how long it will stay there. It can be a week, it can be a year.

But I know one day I will find my answer, probably while I work on the edits. I have faith in that.

This is because I know I will finish this novel one day. It just needs a little nap.