This is a question I've been struggling with for a long time now. I start out a new project all fired up and ready, but after a while I get bogged down in the details, and the project is abandoned. That's not to say I haven't gotten better. I used to get bogged down on page 3, consistently, which is why I started writing short shorts. Now I can usually make it to the 5,000 word mark before my inertia lags, and the story sits in a drawer for future civilizations to discover. How do you push past that? I know that the sort answer is just to force yourself to do it, but when I try that, everything I write comes out stilted and unlovely. I feel like a kitchen faucet that hasn't been used in a few months, and all the water comes out brown and spurty. How do you folks handle it?