For those disciples of Michael Scott out there, I'll just go ahead and get it out of the way. THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID! Now that we have that out of our system... Sometimes when I write, I'm coasting downhill, ideas and words flowing faster than my fingers can possibly click the keys. But sometimes (read: today) it's like trying to get a six year old ready for school. I stare at the screen, then the keyboard, then my fingers, then back to the screen, trying to figure out who to blame. It is especially difficult as I have just finished my first book and starting over feels like moving schools. All the old friends and places I knew so well are left behind and now I'm stuck in a strange place with strange people who I barely know. My current response to days like this is to lower my shoulder and push harder (cue Michael Scott) until it gets easier again. Maybe there's a better way, who knows. I suspect that this, just like the downhill coast, is just part of writing.