How do you beat writer's block?
Do you go for a jog? Read a book? Go to a movie? Come on, share your secret - we're dying to know!
The biggest problem is getting that time to sit down and write.
The problem within that problem is figuring out when life has taken over my writing time verses when I'm letting life take over my writing time.
When I get past the weekend-burning softball tournaments and dance recitals or my house guests have left and I'm still not back into writing on a regular basis, that means my lack of progress is probably more about my story than my life. That's my true writer's block.
My solution? More research.
I tend to research a book before, during and sometimes even after a book is finished...finished, meaning, "shelved for the time being".
But more research when I'm stuck (and not just stuck for time) is the thing most likely to get the ideas flowing, it inspires me and gets me moving again on a project.
What about you? Why do you get stuck? How do you get unstuck?