You know something is wrong with your novel. Thankfully you realise what it is.
You might have taken the wrong turn in the plot or given a character way too much of the story that they haven't earned (if you've watched the 3rd season of 13 Reasons Why and met the new narrator Ani you'll know what I mean).
Of course you could ignore this feeling in your gut that your book isn't quite right. Then you could end up sending it to a critique agency when publishers and agents turn it down, which is very expensive, only to be probably told what you already knew - that a part of your book wasn't working.
Something you knew already but couldn't face acknowledging.
|Getting over the finishing line isn't what it's all about|
Instead of spending money you probably haven't got ask yourself this (I look like I'm shouting but I need to be reminded of this too) ask yourself this -
IS IT BETTER TO GET THAT BOOK WRITTEN THAN IT IS TO GET IT WRITTEN TO THE VERY BEST IT CAN BE?
Sure, getting that novel finished is your goal, but you want it to be as good as it can possibly be so it gets a publisher or you get an agent, or you self-publish a good novel.
That may mean either cutting swathes of text or even ripping it up and starting again.
Be brave. Good writing is fearless. It often comes from knowing when to reach for that delete key or recycle bin.