Hello Ms. Snark,
I think your blog is one of the best -- it is informative and humorous.
I would like to ask you a question : I am writing a novel and I'm very close to finishing it---only 20 pages remaining out of a total of 300 pages or so. And suddenly, I discover to my horror that I'm beset with depressing thoughts-- that it's been a completely futile exercise, that it's going to be a trash book, and so on. I am surprised by the onslaught of such negative thoughts, since I have been happily writing for the last few months with a lot of optimism. Is this `End-of-the-road trauma' common at all? Or am I being a nitwit?
Well, this isn't a nitwit question, you'll have to try again for that category next week.
I have no idea if this is common. I know it's very hard to finish a novel and that's one of the reasons I ONLY look at finished work from novelists (rare exception: previously published authors).
However, there's a devotion of snarklings who read this blog and also write novels. I bet they'll know!
What say you, Snarklings?