How do you go about writing a novel. I always end up getting off track when writing and my story takes a turn for the worst and I do not like where it goes. Any insight on how to keep the story on track?
Hard to really diagnose something like this from afar. My best guess would be that if the story is careening off in a direction you don't like (and think is of poor quality) then a stricter control of the narrative, the various POVs, and an overall more detailed outline to follow might help you out.