I'm really not sure what to do about my novel. It's been three weeks since I've worked on it, and I don't miss it.
I also received an especially discouraging rejection from a publisher who called it "awkward."
Today, I went and printed off another draft to mark up and revise, largely out of spite to the publisher. To show that I can make this novel not-awkward. However, I have yet to actually touch it. Partially, I don't want to read it again and realize they're right. Part of it is that I'm enjoying putting my creative energies towards other projects - a long story that's just shy of being a novella and two poetry chapbooks. Part of it is that I've been wondering all along if this novel was any good, and whether I should still bother.
So I'm at a crossroads. Sink or swim?