How many of these seem uncomfortably familiar?

TWELVE WAYS TO TELL IF YOUR NOVEL IS DEAD

12.  Your novel is dead if you’ve written three hundred pages, but you wrote the last one in 2009.

11.  Your novel is dead if you’ve forgotten your characters’ names.

10.  Your novel is dead if you keep promising to get back to it.

9.  Your novel is dead if, when you do get back to it, you mess around with the font.

8.  Your novel is dead if you’ve just bought another book on how to write a novel.

7.  Your novel is dead if you’re still trying to figure out how Hemingway did it.

6.  Your novel is dead if you’re browsing online for just the right chair.

5.  Your novel is dead if you’ve just opened a Twitter account.

4.  Your novel is dead if you’ve begun thinking that, well, at least you’ve got your health.

3.  Your novel is dead if when you’re watching The Godfather, Part II and Michael Corleone says, “Fredo, you’re dead to me now,” you think immediately of your novel.

2. Your novel is dead if the novel you haven’t started yet sounds more interesting.

1.  Your novel is dead if just before Thanksgiving you swore to get back to it right after New Years.  And exactly what are you doing right now?

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