Never Sure What That Means…
I do know that if a writer is constantly referring to their novel in those terms, the chances are they have made that book so important, it will take a very, very long time to finish, if ever.
You never hear a professional writer talking like that, in those terms. They might say my current project, or my current book, or something along that way.
But “my novel,” never hear it.
And when I do hear some beginning writer say that, my first response is to ask, “Which one?”
But alas, that would be rude because EVERYONE around them should know about THEIR NOVEL, don’t you know…
Professional writers think of stories or novels as just one continuous thing they write, never making one or another more important.
So maybe a little hint here on a Friday night. If you find yourself doing that, you might want to just stop, start thinking about writing as something you just do, toss away “your novel” and just write some novels or stories.
But, of course, if you are really lost in this “my novel” crap, you would never be able to do that because, you know, “your novel” is going to be special.