Some projects don't work. You try and you try, you draft and you draft, you write and you rewrite, you outline and re-outline, but nothing fixes the issues. If that's happening, it's time to step away. Put the project on a shelf. Don't think about it. Let it call you if it calls you. If it doesn't, leave it where it is. Walking away doesn't always make you a failure. Sometimes, it makes you wise.
Every Wednesday, as I draft my second novel, I will be posting writing tips, advice, and tough love reminders for myself and anyone who may need it. Feel free to share your own.