Sometimes just printing out pages of your manuscript while you write and compiling them on your desk can be a huge motivator as you watch your story grow into a full novel. I did that for my first book, Forces and the Malachite Stone, and it was exciting. I dare say it helped me keep going. So give it a try, you might just get the same encouragement, knowing that your work is amounting to something tangible.
Image by Mark A. Rayner