Go off and do something completely different and unrelated (cook a meal, kick a ball around in your garden etc). Try not to think about the document, directly, and instead focus on something else. Then, after a while, you'll be able to return to the original project with fresh eyes
Exactly what TK said.When I designed houses and got stuck-I found the best thing was to just leave work. I would run an errand, go to the library or my FLGS.Almost without fail, when I returned I would have a solution in minutes. Fortunately, my employers understood that it was a part of my "process" (sheesh-can't believe I wrote that), and never gave me a hard time about it.
Running, biking, reading, tennis, swimming, playing piano, listening to music, playing a board game with the kids... OR, working on something else I feel especially passionate about at the moment. I've got so many projects, it's just a question of finding the one that feels right at the moment. I think physical diversions and especially helpful.
Living near the beach I take a stroll as the tide is coming in, it's a good remedy for sorting all sorts of problems.Hope your batteries soon gets recharged.Yvonne.
Never force your writing. Even if it takes hours, days, weeks, months...you'll be better for not trying to force it.
Thanks all!I will go out and shovel some snow and hope that does the trick!
Snow shoveling is too mindless an activity...You need to achieve brain-wipe.
Yeah, but the shoveling all has to be done. ;)
Hahahaha Shoveling snow will definitely get your mind off that project. Sometimes you just have to get out of your "Office" and blow off some steam. It's like when you do a word search and get to the point where you can't find any words, then you leave it come back and bam words everywhere. Good luck in shoveling and getting back on track writing.
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