Sometimes, you want to tackle a big writing project. You head into the work and discover you’re not ready for it. The work defeats you.
My writing process bears similarities to making bread. I mix all the elements together, then let the writing rest for a few hours, maybe even a day or more. I return and knead it some. If it’s ready to “bake,” I get it ready for publication. If it isn’t, I give it more time to rest. I return again, but this time, I pound it into submission. Sometimes, it’s the only way to get the writing to do what it’s supposed to do.