I am persevering!
It's not easy, this novel-writing lark. It seems there is only so much I can do in one day. This is little to do with the amount of time I'm willing to spend, more that my brain only seems only able to produce a certain amount of pages before it explodes.
(I love that word!)
AS for 'getting tired of the hard work' - I'm not getting tired of it, I'm just getting tired. There's a difference.