I'm sure there must be lots of threads on this topic already, but I did a keyword search and couldn't find anything within the last year or so. I'm hoping somebody can give me feedback/ideas/commiserations on the problem of realising one has grown bored/uninspired by one's current project. This is my first novel. I've worked tirelessly at it for 13 months, planning everything, researching historical contexts, filling in Freytag's pyramid and completing 8-page character profiles for my two POV protagonists ... And now the best I seem to be able to do is write separate, unconnected chunks of prose. All up, I've got 9,000 words... but those 9,000 are in 2-3 page sections that are fragmented across the entire scope of the novel. How to fill in all the gaps between those chunks of 500-1000 words? I've been writing short stories for the last ten years, and 500-3000 words is my 'safe place', my comfort zone. Which explains why I'm writing in deconstructed sections. Does anybody have any advice or ideas to help me transition from 'short story' mode to 'I can face the idea of writing 80,000 words without freaking out' mode? I don't know if I'm so much bored as just overwhelmed? Thanks in advance!