So I've started writing a novel and until now it's been going well. But now that I'm several chapters in I'm not sure how to continue it. Nothing seems to clear my head well enough to find a nice way to keep going. I've tried music, going on with basic life, reading some other pieces of work, writing new material and even going out; as my friends recommended. Nothing helps. The problem is the story is at a "slow section", as I like to call it. When nothing really exciting is taking place and its at a transition. I'm at a crossroads; to just stop writing it completely, even though I absolutely love the story and characters; or just stick around for a few more years, like it took me with a previous story. I'm usually a patient person when it comes to writing but I'm almost ready to give up.