Sisyphean: adjective, used to describe something that cannot be completed.
I love when my obsession with reading blogs teaches me new vocabulary. The other day, while reading a knitter's blog post about the many projects she wants to complete before Christmas, I encountered the word 'Sisyphean.'
The origin of this word is in Greek mythology, where Sisyphus was a trickster king whose eternal punishment was to roll a boulder up a hill in the underworld. Each time he did, the boulder rolled back down and Sisyphus had to start again. The impossible task.
Completing a novel can sometimes feel like a Sisyphean task. Do you have any Sisyphean tasks in your life right now?