Lately I’ve been writing a lot. But I’m not happy with any of it. I’m happy with the fact that I’m writing, but I know that everything I’ve written in the last week or two is going to need a big rewrite if it’s ever going to go anywhere. I know what you’re thinking. But this is not normal for me. Editing and rewriting is obviously always part of a writer’s job, so I’m no stranger to it, but I’ve noticed a serious decline in the quality of my drafts. My heart just isn’t truly in any of the projects that I’ve conceived, even the ones I’ve worked on the most. I don’t connect to any of my characters and the plot doesn’t really excite me at all. That’s the core of my problem and the reason for my creative slump. I used to be able to create stories I related to, with detail, even though it was still a sloppy first draft. Again, I’m not trying to indicate a loss of proficiency, but a loss of the interest that makes stories interesting in turn. It's not so much a case of writer's block as it is writer's slump. I'm sure others here have experienced this before. It may even be naturally recurring for any writer. At any rate, I'd like to know: What have you done, if anything, other than "just keep writing" to climb back out of a slump?