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. . . I’ve FAILED to give it up. I actually hate the process of longhand, typing, dictation, etc. Unfortunately, I have a compulsion to continue. Occasionally there’s a glimmer of enjoyment in a scene or two, but the only thing I can do to almost completely avoid writing and getting sucked into spending an unhealthy amount of time on it (forgetting other responsibilities) is to do other art forms. Like hm3. Even then, I sometimes have to write, but I can limit length by type of project.
Experience can tell you how many pages you’re stuck doing or how many other projects you must substitute to successfully avoid writing novels, etc. –Good luck.