I started to write a new novel. I got 26,900 words into it and trashed it. Restarted. Version #2 got to 50,000 words and was ding nothing to please me. On January 13th I scrapped it. Walked away. Took a breath. Started writing again on the afternoon of the thirteenth because the characters would not let go of my ear. Tonight I will be picking up Version #3 at 32,497 words.
As Kelly just said, "Would you like a side of psychiatrist with that obsession?"