About a month and a half ago, I started writing a novel. I'd planned it a bit, and was doing well for a while, writing half a chapter every day. Then I stopped. I stopped because I wasn't sure how to get to the next stage of the story, and it was close to Christmas and I was busy (I know, excuses, excuses...) and the longer I left my novel alone the worse I began to think it was. After a while, I just thought that my novel sucked and I shouldn't carry on with it. I still wanted to write, though, so I began to form the idea for another novel in my head. But now, I keep thinking of my old novel, and that maybe I should take it up again.
So, I need your advice. Should I pick up my old novel again (and if I do, how do I get past the transition from one stage of the story to the next?) or should I ditch it completely and start writing something else?
Thanks, Hopelessly Stuck