I have been in a stressful patch with my writing, averaging less than 300 words a day. The scene I'm stuck on is part of the problem, some of the problem is also due to goals and expectations burning me out regarding the writing process.
Goals can be motivators, but sometimes if you get too wrapped up in reaching goals, you lose the fun.
I'm looking for the fun. I have ideas for short stories... but they're still connected to my novel, so I'm not sure whether I should allow myself to indulge. One is connected to the idea of Étienne's intersexual daughter, which is connected to one of my classes... So I might pursue that...
But this short little entry is to remind everyone: Keep it fun.