I remember a time when I wrote every day. Every day. It was my compulsion. My passion.
When I stopped writing to do the research for my historical novel, it seemed like a logical thing to do, but it brought my writing to a standstill - for weeks and the better part of several months.
Looking back to what has worked for me in the past when I've been in smaller ruts (none as bad as this one), I realize that a little bit of writing every day is what I need. I know that doesn't work for everyone, but it works for me. So I'm going to go back to a Write Despite mentality and write in a focused way for 20 minutes a day until the end of the year.
No amount of housework or research or class work or need from my family will keep me from this goal. I will, however, cut myself some slack when I have a migraine - because, well, I can't see without the medicine and the medicine makes me kind of stupid.
I definitely want to get back in the habit of writing for the entire time my little guy is at school (3 hours a day during the week), but I can't start at that pace from nothing.
From lots of posts I've been reading, I think I'm not alone in my loss of momentum. Do you write every day or most days or on any kind of a schedule? When you lose your momentum, what works for you?