If you’re one of these people who simply can’t leave the things unfinished, you’re going to have a difficult time writing a novel.
Remember, writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint. It requires months if not years of deliberate practice and doing your job even if you don’t feel like it.
Since a novel can’t be finished in one sitting and you’re going to feel bad because you didn’t finish it, it might be that you’re going to emotionally suffer for a long time.
One of the tactics to trick yourself into having the sense of accomplishing something is to break the work of finishing a novel into much smaller tasks:
- write the x amount of words
- finish a chapter
- finish a page
- create the x amount of plot points
- design the x amount of scene ideas
- review the x amount of pages
That way you will be able to check boxes in you to do list and you will feel good after each accomplished task.