It's a slow climb back.
Once you've let yourself get away from writing, that is. I start, I stop. I tell friends I'm working on a book and then wonder if I really am if I open my computer only once or twice a week.
Here's my problem. I'm rereading my WIP so I can get back into my character's head. I need to feel her life again and understand how she's going to act when I throw some conflict her way. I want to make sure she doesn't get all whiny or too angry where I won't like her any more or act like a sap and make me embarrassed for her. I have to like her. I have to respect her. I want to enjoy her journey into understanding why her life has turned out the way it did and discover God's plans for her.
My journey back into finishing what I started isn't easy. I haven't set a time frame but I hope by spring I have finished another book to be sent out to agents and publishers.
After all, it's what we do, isn't it? As much as I whine or get angry or act like a sap or do embarrassing things--I'll continue to write. It's God's plan for my life right now.
Is there an area in your life you're having a hard time pushing forward?