It’s a long journey from the first word of your novel to the last. Through the first draft you will often have real life events you may think back on when you are finished. In the middle of chapter six, you may remember that you wrote it around Halloween time. Or while in the middle of writing chapter twelve, your car broke down. It’s funny how looking back at the writing process it can feel like the story we have written is “the real world” and our memories are like some far off place.
The journey from first to last word may just be fifty or sixty thousand words, but we live a lot of life in the process.
One word at a time we get closer to the end.
Keep writing. Just a thought.