It’s NEVER too late to start over.
Are you working on a piece you’ve just lost all love for? Are you writing something that you really didn’t want to write in the first place? Do you really not care whether your newest piece get’s done or not?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, STOP! Close out of what your writing and hit the delete key, or tear the paper up. It may hurt at first and you may see it as time wasted, but it’s better than completing a project you really don’t feel enthusiastic about. Often it’s best to just admit defeat and start over.
I know it’s hard, but don’t look at it as time wasted, look at it as you just discovered one way to write the story that won’t work. So now you know not to go down that road again. Nothing a person creates with their own two hands is ever a waste of time, remember that.