The brilliant idea.
You take your color-coded index cards, pages of outline, and the daydreams of seeing the shiny cover of your (now published and in its fourth printing) book and get to work!
But then . . .somewhere in the middle, things get difficult.
Before you know it . . .
that work in progress isn't really working anymore. Suddenly you are cranking out a few thousands words in a writing session. Sometimes stories need to simmer in our brains. Sometimes we need distance to gain perspective. But sometimes our fear of making mistakes drains our creativity faster than a newly Drainoed pipe.