I took this exact same course of actions once and I was still unable to complete My Novel. That game is hard! Makes Dark Souls look like Kirby’s Dream Land.
Man that would be weird if they made a game by that name.
Incidentally, I must be weird in that I’m having basically no trouble at all finishing work on my book in progress.
There actually is a game like it, on Steam even, it’s called “the Novelist”.