Have you ever come back to a work in progress after a break and found it a stranger?

This is something I’ve done many a time, especially after the Christmas rush and the flurry of New Year’s resolutions. Hello there, book-to-be. Who are you exactly? And where do we go from here?

I’ve made plenty of mistakes with this process, daunting mistakes that almost made me give up on finishing a neglected novel. Here are some things I’ve learned about getting back in touch with your manuscript.

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