When there is a creative lapse in a writer’s work, I reminded myself, a writer can be very creative in finding ways to escape it.
Gay Talese, A Writer’s Life
I have had many times in my life when I am so excited about a book that I'm working on, but I just can't seem to get through a certain part of it.
I call it getting ultra stuck.
I normally compare writing to blowing your nose. I say you have to blow, blow, and blow until all the gunk is out.
But let's face it, sometimes, that nose is clogged no matter what you do.
Which means I would do my favorite thing to do when I shouldn't been writing...
You guessed it… ANYTHING THAT WASN’T WRITING!