Are there any good tricks to keep the words pumping out? Quite often I find myself stuck while writing my novel, and I'll pump out 1000 words and then suddenly my mind goes blank for a short time. I know exactly how I want the story to go, but progress is constantly being halted because I find myself suddenly unsure of how to phrase something, or just plain unsure of how I can get enough words out of my idea so that it can be paced in such a way that I'll end up with 80,000 words. Any suggestions would certainly be appreciated. I'm fairly new to writing, I've only been doing it on and off for a few years, but I've never tried tackling a novel.