A novel will take you two years to write. Or three or four or five.
Can you do that?
Can you sustain yourself financially? Emotionally? Can your spouse and children handle it?
Can you maintain your motivation over that length of time? Your self-belief? Your sanity?
If necessary, can you scrap your first eighteen months’ work and start over from scratch?
- I’d also ask, can your family sustain that because ruining your family means you’ve failed.