I have been a lazy slug of late. I just been entertaining myself with the news, old movies, the guitar, organizing the garage, and all the other things that I can do with my time not that I'm letting the book stay fallow.
It hasn't even been two months that I've been ignoring it. Some people say you have to let a draft sit for six weeks, some for six months. Maybe I'll do a six month wait after draft 18. I was a little worried I might just drop the book entirely, but this week I took half a page of notes on what want to emphasize when I get back to it.
My big worry is that it will be like all the paintings I've left with significant problems, and I tell myself I'll go back and fix them later, but I never do. So then, what, I'll add novel-writing to cheese-making and basket-weaving to my set of unused skills?
My alternative big worry is that like Jerry, I will die with an unfinished novel. I think I'll start on the next draft this coming week.