I thought I'd share this on here, for those who are mid-way through their manuscripts and in that stage of beginning to hare the damn thing. I go through that - At first when it's all shiny and new and enthusiasm is high, it's easy to write and you actually look forward to working on it and the narrative flows easily.
Then later, sometimes during the initial draft it becomes a labour of love.
Then, at some point, which for me is usually on the third or fourth draft it becomes a labour of hate. I detest the damn thing, I can't get certain scenes to work, one of the characters annoys the hell out of me so much that I end up making them vanish or I get other characters to 'Take over their duties,' and fire them lol. At this point I will procrastinate spend lots of time on Jericho Townhouse, writing something else or even cleaning the toilet begins to become more appealing. (At this stage I usually take a break from it.)
Then later, when I come back to it, suddenly it works again and despite the fact the first passions of love will never return the relationship with the story matures and becomes easier, I don't have to try as hard and editing becomes a breeze and the things coasts along to a conclusion. I'm sure others feel the same way, or perhaps I'm just very weird...I'll get my coat...