OK, so I've been trying to write my first novel, and it's been going well enough, as I've managed to get to the fourth chapter. But lately, I haven't been working on it at all. I don't know if it's just because I'm stuck on a specific scene, or if I'm losing interest. The last time I worked on it was two weeks ago. I'm worried because I have a track record of starting things and not finishing them. I work on something, anything really, for as long as a month, and then lose interest and never touch it again. Although I feel this is different, I'm worried that it's not. I've worked on this for about two months now, and not a day has gone by yet that I haven't thought about it in some respect, whether it be a specific scene, or just the story in general. Still, I don't know if that's enough to keep me from losing interest. My question is, is it normal to take moderate periods of time off from writing a book? Has anyone else done this? The last thing I want is to lose all my work due to lack of interest, but lately I've been having a hard time finding the motivation to actually sit down and work on it.