Sometimes there is a moment where you realize that a project needs to be put aside. I came to that moment the other day. It wasn't that what I'd written was necessarily bad....but I had a feeling I'd wanted to capture with the book and it just wasn't coming across.
I started trying to correct the course, only to realize I'd already moved on from the story. There was a frustration level upon going back that I hadn't anticipated. To work on it at this time would have felt like torture. That's never a good way to write. I've always found that when this happens, it's best to put it aside and come back to it completely fresh in a little while. It's not exactly quitting...more like taking an incomplete.